How Do You Build A Hermit Crab Habitat?
Hermit crabs are fun, entertaining pets. They do not carry any diseases, do not require much space, do not smell. Though they live up to 20 years in the wild, they often die much earlier in captivity. In the wild, hermit crabs live in colonies of up to 100 crabs. Even in captivity, they are very social creatures and will do best with other crab friends. Find a small aquarium. A used aquarium is fine; it does not have to be water-tight. It is important that there is tight-fitting lid; crabs can climb right out of an open aquarium. Clean the aquarium with mild soap and water and dry thoroughly. Provide humidity. Hermit crabs will suffocate without proper humidity. Place a sea sponge in the aquarium. Also, place plastic wrap over the top before putting the lid back on. Place a black light inside the tank. Hermit crabs need to be kept at a minimum of 60 degrees. An good alternative to a black light is a heat rock. Add gravel or sand. Wash it thoroughly first. The material should be deep en