Got 2 (was 3) hermit crabs

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So I was given 3 hermit crabs purple pinchers. They came in a 10 gallon. One has died today, the others I see in the coconut huts. I’m going to wait a few weeks and if the two survive the quarantine I might add them to a new 55. Then I hope to bring home but quarantine 1-2 more before ultimately adding them as friends for them. If 3-4 good in a 55?

thoughts on hamster wheels?
Moss pits needed?
Where how do you offer the Extra shells? Scattered around the tank or in one spot?
 

Treestone

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Is it a terrarium?
 
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A crabitat By zoomed equal to s 10 I guess.
Sand
Mostly eco eArth
Heat pad set to 85%
I added one of my own light fixtures cfl house bulbs for daytime viewing
2 dishes one saltwater other fresh

someone knew I am into critters do they got me the setup with 3 hermits as a bday gift..
 

FinalFins

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3-4 should be fine in a 55, can't wait till their softball sized

Make sure the substrate is at least 6 inches deep, make sure there is a humidifier, pool of salt/fresh water that they can soak themselves in
 
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Looks like I still need a humidifier yet.

is a reptI fogger any good for this purpose or I’d there another specific humidifier that’s better?
 

FinalFins

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I have no clue about humidifier brands, I learnt a lot of hermit crab care after mine passed.
 
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They are either molting or, something else. I can only wait and see... could be days, could be weeks... months.
 

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