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Species Care Sheet: Indonesian (Coenobita brevimanus)

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Species Care Sheet: Indonesian (Coenobita brevimanus)

PostAuthor: HCADirectors » Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:58 pm

Indonesian (Coenobita brevimanus)

Other Common Names: Brevi, Pink Indo, Armored Indo

Forum species nickname: Indo (plural Indos)


Below are the specialty characteristics of this species. For information on enclosures, housing size, diet, water needs and general care that apply to all species, please see our Crab Care Brochure, located here: viewtopic.php?t=92457


Description: Indos are the largest of the land hermit crab species that are kept in captivity. They can be identified by their disproportionally large big pincher and their round black eyes. Colors are generally in the purple and brown families. Smaller specimens are not often imported for the pet trade.

Native Habitat: Rain forests of the South Pacific and Indian Oceans.

Temperatures: 80-85 degrees

Humidity: At least 80%, and higher is safer

Diet: Very much into cellulose - bark and leaves from various safe trees. Also like grains and other plant material.

Activity Level: Very active. They are a curious species and are more likely to explore new things (and humans).

Shells: Turbos.
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