Hermit Crab Tank Upgrade

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  1. Aqua 59

    Aqua 59Well Known MemberMember

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    Hello everyone, I am going to upgrade my hermit crab terrarium in the next few days. I have some new bedding coming in the mail along with a new heater and some supplies for my aquatic pets. The new bedding is coconut hull, and I really have to upgrade it because the crabs' previous substrate was aquarium gravel. Somebody that had had hermit crabs for a while and that I thought had experience with them told me "their tank can stay at room temperature, so it doesn't need a heater", and that "gravel is fine because if you use sand it'll get stuck in their shells".
    Anyway, I am changing the bedding material, adding a heater, and putting in some crab-safe terrarium plants. They love to uproot mondo grass. :)
    I will post some "before and after" pictures soon. :)
     
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    YellowFish13Well Known MemberMember

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    Great! I have to Hermies myself, and my tank stays is heated to 79 degrees! Also, my hermies love to dig in my sand!
     
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    I love Hermies! Can't wait to see pics!
     
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    PICTURES PLEASE!
     
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    I haven't ever seen pictures of your crabs or tank!
     
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    Aqua 59Well Known MemberMember

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    Here are the crabs, and some "before" pictures of their terrarium.

    Crab key:
    Karmen or Carmen- whitish shell and reddish legs
    Pinchels- zebra turbo shell and orange-ish legs
    Tracy- large, knobby shell, dark brownish legs

    All of the crabs are purple pincher hermit crabs, and none of them have molted yet since I got them so I hope their new substrate comes before they decide to molt!
     

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    Karmen is wearing a pica magpie.
    Pinchels has a pacific or classic turbo on.
    Tracy is wearing a silvermouth, and the last crab has an apple murex.
     
  8. jenag145

    jenag145Valued MemberMember

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    Yes pics please! I know when I had hermit crabs they needed high humidity and stuff to climb, dig, heat, etc. room temps can be far too cold for those great little creatures
     
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    I re-did their terrarium with the new substrate, still waiting on the heater it's coming today, and I put in some wood for my crabs to play on- Tracy was almost six inches up on the wood! I'll post some pictures as soon as I can. :)
     
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    There are actually only four crabs. Pinchels was pictured twice, once out of his shell and once while in his shell. Thank you for the shell ID!
     
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    They are soo neat!
     
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