How do I keep a wild hermit crab?

Answer HousingPlace hermit crabs in an aquarium or plastic crab habitat lined with 2 to 3 inches of sand or gravel. Keep the habitat at around 80 degrees with a 70 percent humidity level. If necessary, pl... Read More »

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How do I capture a wild hermit crab?

Prepare a Temporary HomeFill a bucket about one third full with sand. Add a small amount of water to the sand to make it slightly moist, although not so wet that water drips out of it when scooped ... Read More »

How do I take care of a wild marine hermit crab?

Setting Up An AquariumFill a small aquarium (a five gallon tank will work) with saltwater, making sure the water level is high enough so that the crab remains submerged at all times. Add any plant... Read More »

How do I know when a hermit crab is going to have a baby hermit crab?

Check for EggsLift and turn over your female hermit crab so its shell rests in your palm, and you can see its exposed underbelly. Check the left side of its abdomen for thousands of tiny red eggs,... Read More »

How do I keep my hermit crab warm?

Keep Your Terrarium WarmUse a heating lamp or a heating pad called an under-tank heater to keep your hermit crab warm. You might decide to use both: one for day and one for night. Many crab keepers... Read More »