What color should a hermit crab be after molting?

Answer After molting, a hermit crab's color depends on its diet and specific variety. An Ecuadorian hermit crab may be tan or lavender after molting, while a strawberry hermit crab may be red. A lighter r... Read More »

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How do i care for a molting hermit crab?

Isolation TankPrepare an isolation tank to protect the molting crab from harm, especially if you have other crabs in the regular tank. Add 6 inches of fine sand--play sand is a good choice--to the ... Read More »

How do I tell if a hermit crab is molting?

Leading up to the MoltMonitor your hermit crab's eating and drinking habits. Hermit crabs that are about to go through a molt will eat and drink more than usual in order to store up fat for their m... 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 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 »