How do i tell a male hermit crab from a female?

Answer If you plan to breed your hermit crabs, the first step is finding out what sex they are. More than with most common pets, this is a challenge. There are no obvious differences in size or coloration... Read More »

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How do I tell if a crab is a female or male?

Look at the shape of the "apron" on the underside of a crab. Male crabs have an apron that looks like an upside-down letter T or, if you are feeling patriotic, the Washington Monument. Mature femal... 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 »

What is a hermit crab?

Scientists classify hermit crabs as arthropods, meaning they molt, have an exoskeleton and exhibit jointed appendages, according to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Certain varieties of hermi... Read More »

What can a hermit crab eat?

Hermit crabs eat many of the same foods as people. Land crabs are omnivorous and eat meat, vegetables, fruit and even leaves, flowers and tree bark. Crabs find food using their sense of smell, so s... Read More »