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Sam_have a hermit
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HELP

Post by Sam_have a hermit » Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:43 am

Hi I'm new to HCA but I need to know if paper towels are safe for hermit crabs. I put some down so clean up would be easy but he keep tearing it up...help I need to know is paper towels are safe for hermit crabs

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Re: HELP

Post by The Crab Maid » Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:18 am

Paper towels to line their cage is no good. You need sand and eco earth mixture. viewtopic.php?f=26&t=92542
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Re: HELP

Post by Scarletfire » Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:23 am

Take a look through the crab care documents. It will tell you everything yiu need for proper set-up.

You need to have a Substrate that the crabs can burrow into, so that means a mixture of playsand and coconut fiber, usually at 5:1 ratio. It needs to be at least 6" deep, or 3 times the size of your crabs, whichever is deeper.

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Re: HELP

Post by curlysister » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:43 pm

Definitely have a look through the care sheets section - pretty much all the information you need to have healthy crabs can be found there.
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