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Post by Tpfr8liner » Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:50 pm

Hey I'm new.
Have no crabs yet.
Have an aquarium to set up and unsure of BASIC set up. So what is a good start? If y'all can respond with what they need to get along, how many I need, and I saw that substrate was required but unsure of what to get.
All help is wanted if it's not overwhelming. I just don't want to get a pet and kill it.
I'd love to adopt.
I am responsible.
I have a great dog she's about 14 and in perfect health other than weighing too much
So....

If y'all can simplify Hermie care that'd be great.
Hagd
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Post by curlysister » Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:13 pm

Pretty much everything you need to know can be found in the care sheets. PP's are the most common type of crabs.

http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/ph ... .php?f=120
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Post by JoeHermits » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:02 pm

For substrate, most of us use a 5:1 mixture of playsand and Eco Earth (coconut fiber). Don’t stress too much about the exact ratio, though. Five-to-one is just recommended since it works really well.


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Post by wodesorel » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:47 pm

The basic hermit crab care sheet is the best starting point. It covers both set-up and daily care needed: http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/ph ... 0&t=119273

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Post by GotButterflies » Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:16 pm

Welcome to the HCA! Looks like everyone has pointed you in the right direction! :)
Truly blessed to have incredible creatures, wonderful friends and my amazing family in my life!! I'm very thankful & grateful for all of them! www.thehealthyhermit.com


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Re: New member

Post by Tpfr8liner » Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:48 pm

Thanks guys
Hagd!

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