• erbaker posted an update 8 years, 8 months ago

    Switched out our hermit crab substrate from Perlite to Coco Coir, and our guys are thriving! It is easier for them to burrow into the coco coir, and our humidity is much higher. The setup that we have allows them to move around a plant to get in the sun or shade, and offers a good temperature gradient throughout. I am very pleased that they are not just surviving, but thriving! Now I just need to get them some new shells so that they can upgrade their homes if they would like. One (Harold) has permanently taken up residence in a new shell, and the other, Sheldon, switched once but decided the new shell was too bulky and changed back to his old shell. I think he is ready for a larger shell, just need to get him the right kind. Will keep you updated on the latest developments in Sheldon’s search for the perfect home!