Greensand

(33 customer reviews)

$1.50

Greensand forms in anoxic marine environments that are rich in organic detritus and low in sedimentary input.[1] Having accumulated in marine environments, greensands can be fossil-rich, such as in the late-Cretaceous deposits of New Jersey, USA.

Keep this in the crabitat at all times as a staple. It’s nutrient rich and your crabs will love it

Note: Due to different mining locations and such this product can vary in color

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Description

Each bag is approximately 3 ounces. (More weight same price for 2019!)

Bag measures 3 inches by 3 inches.

Greensand (glauconite) forms in anoxic marine environments that are rich in organic detritus and low in sedimentary input.[1] Having accumulated in marine environments, greensands can be fossil-rich, such as in the late-Cretaceous deposits of New Jersey, USA.

At the broadest level, glauconite is an authigenic mineral and forms exclusively in marine settings.[5] It is commonly associated with low-oxygen conditions.[1]

Normally, glauconite is considered a diagnostic mineral indicative of continental shelf marine depositional environments with slow rates of accumulation. For instance, it appears in Jurassic/lower Cretaceous deposits of greensand, so-called after the coloration caused by glauconite. It can also be found in sand or clay formations, or in impure limestones and in chalk. It develops as a consequence of diagenetic alteration of sedimentary deposits, bio-chemical reduction and subsequent mineralogical changes affecting iron-bearing micas such as biotite, and is also influenced by the decaying process of organic matter degraded by bacteria in marine animal shells. Glauconite forms under reducing conditions in sediments and such deposits are commonly found in nearshore sands, open oceans and the Mediterranean Sea.[1]

Keep this in the crabitat at all times as a staple. It’s nutrient rich and your crabs will love it.

If you need large quantities you can get an 8lb bag of greensand on Amazon.

 

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glauconite

Additional information

Weight 3 oz
Dimensions 3 × 3 × .5 in

33 reviews for Greensand

  1. kyosama345 (verified owner)

    My Hermie loves his greensand!!

  2. keytal (verified owner)

    My crabbies finally came up from their molts so they could finally try this. They must have loved it because the dish that it is in is showing lots of traffic !! I will definitely be buying more. The entire transaction was perfect, great packaging, FAST Shipping and an Awesome product !!

  3. Michelle White (verified owner)

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    The package came so quickly, fantastic prices, super cute packaging with ideas listed at the bottom of the invoice! You can tell she does this for her love of hermit crabs and not the money. I would recommend this site a million times over!

  4. Stephanie Husers (verified owner)

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    We have 9 PP’s they love green sand!

  5. drumming4nota (verified owner)

    All my hermit crabs love greensand. They will push each other to get to it

  6. Beth Carducci (verified owner)

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    They go insane for this

  7. usuals23059 (verified owner)

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    Hasn’t tried this yet.

  8. torri589 (verified owner)

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  9. heather (verified owner)

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    My crabbies tear up the green sand! I’m sorry I didn’t know about it sooner. It’s a MUST have staple!

  10. Shannon K. (verified owner)

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  11. MendeAnnG (verified owner)

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    This seems to be a favorite!

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  16. denise m. (verified owner)

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    my order was well-packaged and quickly delivered. my crab was very happy with it!

  17. Brittany Sturdik (verified owner)

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    I’ve been keeping a dish in their tank and they have been grazing here and there.

  18. Sherri W. (verified owner)

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    Full bags (I ordered 2), a more-than-reasonable price, and a very vivid green color…different from the other sands I’ve ordered. The crabs are already digging into this.

  19. Arabella Gillespie (verified owner)

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  20. Beth Snyder (verified owner)

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    They cannot get enough of this, a true favorite.

  21. Diane B. (verified owner)

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  22. Madeline Hardy Hardy (verified owner)

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    I put this in two dishes to settle fights! Definitely a favorite!

  23. Shana Redmon (verified owner)

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  28. Vicky Ohly (verified owner)

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  29. Kari S. (verified owner)

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    The hermitcrabs love this

  30. Dana Childress (verified owner)

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    Awesome! My crabs love their sand! Quick delivery! I will be placing another order soon!

  31. Cheryl Hepler

    Love watching how fast they eat it. Put on their wheel to intro wheel. Help, how long out of stock?

  32. cheryl (verified owner)

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    My order arrived in a timely fashion. This is the first time I fed them green sand and 2 of my crabs looked like they were fighting over it.

  33. Cheryl Hepler (verified owner)

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    They live it!

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