So you want to buy a hermit crab?

Written by Stacy Griffith and originally published on All Things Crabby.com Hermit crabsNow that you’ve decided that a hermit crab is the pet for you, it’s time to make sure…

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Hermit Crab Essentials Shopping Checklist

Originally written by Vanessa Pike-Russell Hermit crabs are advertised as cheap and easy to maintain, which is not necessarily true. To keep your hermit crabs happy and healthy, you will…

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FAQ Locating an Escaped Hermit Crab

Written by Marie Davis Ebbie the compressus climbed the thermometer On occasions one may find that when they do an antenna count they seem to be missing a hermit crab?…

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Ask Milo

Ask Milo – Is beach sand safe for hermit crabs?

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Laureen asks: I purchased a little crab at the wildwood boardwalk a few days ago. Yikes, I bought everything wrong ( now that I am doing my research after the fact). So… I rushed out and bought a 10 gal tank to get the little guy out of that cutsie boardwalk cage and off those dyed stones. Ive also ordered a recommended substrate, but it will take time for the handling and shipping process to get here. I live a short distance from the Atlantic Ocean (8 Miles) and am wondering if it would be ok to go to the ocean and grab some wet sand next to the surf and use that in the meantime until the substrate gets here. …And if this is acceptable, would you recommend mixing the substrate with the beach sand? Hi Laureen, If it’s the only sand you can get right now then yes get some sand, take it home, wash and bake it. Many crabbers use playsand or a mix of playsand and coconut fibre if they can’t get beach sand. Do a google for ‘hermit crab safe playsand’ for some ideas of brands. I’ve used sanitised beach sand myself without any problems.…

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Standard tank measurements and weights

Standard Tank Measurement Gallons To Inches

COMMON AQUARIUM SIZES & WEIGHTS 5 GALLON L x W x H 16″ x 8″ x 10″ Weight (empty) 7 lbs Weight (water-filled) 62 lbs 10 GALLON LEADER L x W x H 20″ x 10″ x 12″ Weight (empty) 11 lbs Weight (water-filled) 111 lbs 10 GALLON LONG L x W x H 24″…

Social Media Moderator Role

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CSJ is looking for a few enthusiastic people to step into the role of Social Media Moderator. We are looking for mods for the following platforms: Goolge+ Tumblr Instagram Twitter Facebook The role of Social Media Moderator involves collaboration with CSJ admin to publish relevant content, develop brand awareness, educate, build community membership and involvement.…

2015 Contest Winner Vote Off!

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Please vote in BOTH of our end of the year vote offs. ANYONE can vote on these as they are on Survey Monkey so share and get your friends and family to vote! Voting ends at 9PM CST on January 15, 2016 Calendar Crab Vote Off! The winner will receive a free copy of the…

Hermit crab species poster

Hermit crab species poster

The Crabstreet Journal is so proud to announce the hermit crab species poster. This poster was inspired by member Pam Liberatore. We have illustrated the most common species of Coenobita based on actual photos. While not all species are included, this is due to lack of information on certain species. The poster is 18 X…