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Hermit Crabs

3.55 of 5 stars 3.55  ·  rating details  ·  22 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Covers all aspects of caring for a hermit crab as a pet, with sections on ecology, feeding, anatomy, and behavior.
Paperback, 63 pages
Published February 1st 2000 by Barron's Educational Series
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This is absolute crap. Most of what is written in this book is horribly outdated. Hermit crabs need a 5:1 ratio of play sand to eco earth (NOT calcisand or reptisand that you find in a pet store .. it's actually toxic). The sand mixture needs to be deep ... at least 3x the height of your largest crab. It also needs to be sand castle consistency to hold up their tunnels and molt caves. If a hermit crab cannot dig and molt underground he could die.

Humidity needs to be at least 80* and at least 80
I thought this was a great introduction to hermit crab care. I would certainly recommend reading this book BEFORE deciding if hermit crabs are a pet you want to make a commitment to. This is a quick read - maybe an hour of your time at most and will give you the basic needs of this crazy little critters.
Jennifer Ware
Excellent! We should have bought this book first. We lost a lot of the little critters that we didn't need to. Very helpful.
Aug 01, 2007 Lafcadio rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Rdrop
Shelves: animalia, crate, hall
Excellent resource for Hermit Crab care. Lots more concise info than other hermit crabs. Still... mine did all die...
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