Just got 2!

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Just got 2!

Post by Anda. » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:31 pm

I took a trip to the beach and after a lot of back and forth decided to get two hermit crabs that I am calling Seamon and Sashimi. I have a friend who is setting me up with a tank but I still feel very unprepared. Any advice would be greatly appreciated 🙏

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Just got 2!

Post by JoeHermits » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:02 pm

Welcome to the world of crabbing! It’s okay to feel unprepared, especially with new animals. Just be patient and take it one step at a time.


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Post by curlysister » Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:12 am

Many of us were unprepared when we first got out hermit crasbs!
Be sure to read through the 'care sheets' for tons of info - start with the 'basics' sheet, then check out the others as you go along.

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Re: Just got 2!

Post by Pumpkincrab » Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:52 am

I would do as Curly recommends! If you have any questions, we're more than willing to help you out!
What tank size do you have? How deep is the substrate? I like knowing everybody's setup!


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Re: Just got 2!

Post by Anda. » Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:41 pm

Pumpkincrab

It is a 10 gallon tank with 1.5 inch of beach sand right now i have more but I was reading about post purchases death syndrome between getting them and getting them home so I didn't put everything in yet.

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Post by Pumpkincrab » Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:25 pm

Okay, that's very true. When they get used to everything I would recommend getting a lot more substrate (Eco earth or play sand, or a mix) So they can safely molt and dig! Do you have the correct heat and humidity?

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