Getting back into crabs again!

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Getting back into crabs again!

Post by nekros » Mon May 11, 2020 6:46 pm

Hello everyone!

I used to own hermit crabs when I was a teenager and really enjoyed it, although I didn't really know what I was doing. Now, after owning scorpions and tailless whip-spiders, I decided to go back to lil crabs again! I got two new children: Triton & Karikinos. I used the same vivarium as my whip-spiders (without them inside of course) so it's not perfect yet, but I'm building a cute little place for them.

What I think I need:

- more shells of greater variety
-a natural sponge
- more substrate, right now I only have 4 inches of it because whip-spiders didn't need more than that.
- more climbing stuff!

anyway, I'm glad to have joined you all! :P

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Re: Getting back into crabs again!

Post by 22pony22 » Mon May 11, 2020 6:49 pm

You don’t actually need sponges.


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Re: Getting back into crabs again!

Post by JoeHermits » Mon May 11, 2020 7:38 pm

Welcome to the HCA! Feel free to check out our guides or create a new topic if you have any questions.


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Re: Getting back into crabs again!

Post by Neleono » Mon May 11, 2020 11:12 pm

Welcome and I’m glad to hear that you are back into the wonderful world of crabbing. Just to reinforce the statement above, sponges are unnecessary and really just collect bacteria. I wish you the best experience with your new friends!
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Re: Getting back into crabs again!

Post by nekros » Tue May 12, 2020 1:35 pm

Thanks y'all for the advice about sponges! I'll remove it from my "To-do" list :D

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