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How do I measure my hermit crab?

What’s a micro hermit crab? What’s a jumbo hermit crab? Size can be subjective and hard to define but we are trying anyway!  Our friends in Indonesia have developed two more realistic size charts based on leg length or leg span. Indonesia is home to many of different species including the large C. brevimanus. With much more data to work with the group created these new sizing charts which are more accurate.

Why does size matter? When determining how much space is needed per hermit crab we need to know how large the crabs are. Small crabs can be happy in a smaller habitat while jumbo crabs need a minimum of 10 gallons per crab. More than 10G/crab is always better! A hermit crab must live many decades to reach jumbo size.



How to measure your hermit crab using the circle chart

How to measure your hermit crab using the circle chart



How to measure your hermit crab using the leg length of the third walking leg.

How to measure your hermit crab using the leg length of the third walking leg.


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2017 KLI Hermit Crab size chart
2017 KLI Hermit Crab size chart
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