Heather K. joins the team from North Carolina. She is our second Local Representative in NC.
“I started Crabbing when I was around 8 years old and was given the general information that most pet stores/ beach shops give. I had 2 hermit crabs that passed on after about a year. Then 2 years ago, I got my son his first hermit crab from the beach shop and the crab unfortunately dropped all of his limbs and passed the next day. I then began to research and found out everything I did as a kid was all wrong. My siblings and I had all the wrong info with our crabs. My 12 year old son and I then made it our mission to provide a correct environment for our crabs and we started up a 10 gallon tank with 1 small and one almost medium crabby baby. Around this time, I joined LHCOS and learned a lot more. We upgraded to a 20 gallon long and added a third. She came to us missing one leg and had a broken small claw but we were determined to rehabilitate her. My son and I upgraded the living environment with all the needed things for a good environment and our crabs have thrived. Our disabled crab successfully molted herself a new small claw and a new leg and has since molted twice more. The other two crabs have also molted a couple times and are doing great. We recently upgraded them to a 40 gal tank and we added a 4th baby to the mix whom I rescued. We currently have 3 PP and 1 E. The 20 long is a secondary iso tank for use when needed. This has been a great thing to do with my son and we both enjoy it so much!”