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mellocello 07-01-2008 11:33 PM

hermit Crabs

I love Land hermit crabs!! I have a 30 gallon tank with 10 crabs. I was wondering if anyone else loves hermit crabs.

and,..... if you have any question about hermit crabs, i can answer them!! They are actually quite interesting!! And sometimes have specific needs.

here is a picture of one of my crabs

Meatpuppet 07-02-2008 12:13 AM

cant say ive ever had crabs but agree that they're facinating creatures. perhaps i should get some
can you give us more pics :D

southafrica1001 07-02-2008 12:13 AM

hey welcome :D
your hermit crabs look like they are living in luxury :D better then what i have seen on videos etc. Nice to have someone who can help with hermit crabs as well :D good luck with them in the future :D

mellocello 07-02-2008 11:13 AM

Thanks! Yes, they are quite fascinating!! And addicting!! It seems like every time i get to the pet store i have to stop by the hermit crab tank.... lol

Here is my set up- It is quite small compared to some people i know. Some people have 100 gallon tanks full of hermies!!

here are some pics of my crabbies

they are quite the acrobats!!

okiemavis 07-02-2008 06:05 PM

Cool! I love the hammock.

The place I go on vacation every year had people selling them for essentially souvenirs, which is sad, but I'm always tempted! I'm headed there in a few weeks and may have to do some more research on proper care beforehand :D

SKAustin 07-02-2008 08:59 PM

Beautiful habitat you've made there. Those are some lucky Herits you've got there. I love Land Hermits too, I had them when I was young.

mellocello 07-02-2008 09:43 PM

thanks!! Yeah, they love climbing around everywhere.

I know, it is sad to see people selling them as toys and souvineers instead of as living creatures. I hate it when i see them in painted shells and open cages in some pet stores :evil:

okiemavis- if you want, i can PM you some great hermit crab websites that tell how to care for them if you are thinking about getting some crabs =]

southafrica1001 07-03-2008 01:05 AM

yea you really do have a great place for them, im sure you see the conditions some people keep them in whichs make them seem they seem more like a toy then an animal. but i love your hermit tank, they must be in heaven :D

GeegaFish 07-03-2008 11:44 AM

Very nice pictures and habitat for your fun little crabs! I like the expressions on their little faces too. Thanks for sharing. :D

okiemavis 07-03-2008 07:25 PM

Yes please! I really am going to get some :D

I've already set aside a spot for a tank in my soon-to-be-established fish wall just for them!

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