Hermit Crab Care: How to Prepare Playsand into Substrate.
Supply your marine hermit crab with many shells. Marine hermit crabs like to switch their shells often. Some will even trade in their old shells for new ones daily. Marine hermit crabs need shells that will fit comfortably with their eye stalks. Choose shells similar to what your marine hermit crab was originally wearing when you obtained it.
A well-stocked aquarium is all your hermit crab needs to play, so give him a combination of things he can climb on, through and under. Driftwood, flower pots and specially made half-logs are popular with hermit crabs. Yours will play for hours with his habitat's new toys.
Hermit Crabs also use sand, they need a wet and also dry climate. If you get oil from the ground, you must bake it or freeze it in a really hot or cold temp. for a long while. Asked in Hermit Crabs.
Jun 4, 2016 - As far as I know popsicle sticks are safe for hermit crabs because they are supposed to be made from birch. If you use glue in any of your projects I would be cautious and try to remove any excess as your hermies might be tempted to take a nibble of it. Also depending on how humid your crabitat is and the kind of glue used, it might fall apart.
After putting in my aquarium with sand crabs within 3 days it was stinking like mildew I took out cleaned aquarium and week later after putting in play sand and some calcium sand cage still doesn’t stink and everything is still in safe levels for my spoiled crabbies.
Is this moss ok for hermit crabs they seem to love it I just want to make sure it's safe for them. Close. 3.. Not using it as substrate at all I have mixed exons earth and hermit sand 6 inches the moss is on the bridge I created for them on each end they seem to love it just wanted to make sure it was safe for them.
Hermit Crab tanks should look somewhat like this. with at least 6 inches of playsand substrate mixed with wet eco earth to make a sand castle consistency so they can dig down to molt. Hermit crabs molt in order to grow and must do it underground. Surface molts are NOT healthy.