Feeding behaviors

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Feeding behaviors

Post by Tetra4CClyPtus » Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:40 am

Do land hermit crabs tend to eat more in the winter and eat less in the summer ?
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Post by lovemycrabbies » Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:38 am

Thats a great question! I would guess if the tank conditions are staying the same year round that they would eat the same year round, but I'm really not sure!
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Post by dylan644 » Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:26 am

It depends on the crabs. Since most of our crabs in the states dig down for a winter slumber because of the daylight shift and climate change I would be more inclined to say yes. Crabs usually pig down before and after a molt.If they were in their natural habitat near the equator, I would guess that their eating habits remain about the same each year.


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Post by KittyCaller » Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:37 am

My guys eat WAY less in the winter. Mine usually dig down for the winter, even though temp and humidity are very good.

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Post by JediMasterThrash » Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:30 am

Mine tend to follow a diannual cycle, eating more in the spring and fall and being less active in the winter and summer
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Post by Tetra4CClyPtus » Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:47 am

Nice info on your crabs behaviors ! Thanks for the inputs !
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