New crabs buried

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New crabs buried

Post by Crab-bag » Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:46 pm

Hey. On Friday I got my daughter 4 small hermit crabs. In less than a day, they all have buried themselves in the Eco Earth. One, we think and hope, has already changed shells. 10 gallon tank, temp around 78, humidity +-80, 6” of Eco Earth. I’m just wondering how long they will stay underground. I know from my research, before we got them, that it is a destressing thing but I’d also like the input from crab owners. We change the water, fresh and salt, and food everyday. Thanks for the help.

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Re: New crabs buried

Post by Hermiesguardian » Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:59 pm

Welcome! They could be coming up at night to eat. If they're molting they could be under for months. Many months. Just keep feeding them.
raising son's dog, Dante. Husky/hound.
Raising daughter's hermit crabs, Shelder, Paras and Derek. Added 2 more of my own (of course) Pete and Stryper. Former mommy to 2 guinea pigs and beloved cat, Nissi


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Re: New crabs buried

Post by Crab-bag » Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:17 pm

Awesome. Thanks

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