Where to post and/or get advice regarding ill hermit crab(s) that are NOT molting, streaking or dropping legs.

Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:27 pm


Post by ech2014 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:30 pm

I have little, looks like black ants in our habitat. Any help as to why or how to rid of these little pests. I have already changed out the entire tank with everything BRAND new inside . I just don't know what's up. Please any help would be grateful as I can not stand ants or any type of bug. Thank you.

User avatar

Topic author
Jedi Tech Support
Jedi Tech Support
Posts: 1792
Joined: Sun Jan 11, 2004 3:05 pm
Location: Nerima district of Tokyo, Japan


Post by JediMasterThrash » Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:45 pm

Ants are probably getting in from somewhere else. I'd set some ant traps around the floor near the tank.As for bugs, once you have a well established crabitat, it's a fact of life there'll be bugs in there. Nearly all of them are benign, it's just part of the ecosystem. They eat up old food and crab-poo and help keep things clean and fresh.

Stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking crab-herder since '92.

Posts: 695
Joined: Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:22 am
Location: Oklahoma USA


Post by jenok » Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:37 am

And some of the bugs if the crabs can catch them they will eat them.