December 18, 2007 7:00pm CST
I have had my hermies for over a year now with no dramas, i have 7 in total and they all live in a huge decked out crabitat with plenty of room to run around and items to climb on. I find my hermies love crackers and apple but i also feed them commercial food and have had no trouble with it. My biggest problem is with the painted shells you see pet stores trying to sell, they are dangerous and unhealthy for the crabs 6 out of my 7 crabs were in painted shells when i purchased them and i litterally had to break the shells apart piece by piece over many hours to get the crabs free as they are put in the shells whilst still wet and get stuck, they all moved straight into there new natural shells and are healthy and happy. Love my hermies
• United States
18 May 08
I am up to 12 of the lil critters now. I love to sit and watch them. I have them in a 30 gallon tank with sand and rock. I'm getting ready to add a second story on one end of the tank with a moss bed and another house plus a salt water pool for them. I can sit for hours and watch them climb and dig. One of my hermies I have had over 4 years and he is in a painted shell. He didn't start out in the shell he is in I had bought some natural shells and he at one time moved into one of those and as the crabs changed shells I would remove the painted ones and toss them. I had one painted shell left and I'll be damned if Malkie didn't move into it over night while I was sleeping him and Zi traded shells and well he's been in it ever since.