Sparky is continuing to do amazingly well, given the situation. I had some good news this morning. When I opened the 29 gallon to get Sparky's KK out for his morning drink and feeding I found that Torch, my medium Strawberry, was up from molting. This means that someone didn't go a a crab eating spree in the tank, and instead the damage to Sparky was likely a chance encounter. I was really worried that whoever did the damage had turned into a problem crab and that the rest of the straws may have been attacked as well. The likely candidates are Flame and Ember, my two big female straws, who moved to the 90 gallon last Sunday. I'm now much less worried about them being in there with everyone else.
Where Do Strawberry Hermit Crabs Come From.
My boyfriend and I are Hermit Crab Hobbyists and have various species of hermit crabs. We've bought 4 Strawberry's from here. The packaging, immediate shipping & condition of these crabs on arrival was perfect! Strawberrys are very sensitive to temp/humidity changes and can die rapidly if conditions aren't stable. We will not order these guys from anywhere else via mail because the likelihood of them being alive on arrival is slim.
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Wonderful place to purchase Strawberry hermit crabs from! I bought 2 and they arrived with no problems. Both crabs are very healthy and beautiful!
Strawberry Hermit Crab Aquarium Reef Live Coral Crab
The two terrestrial species of hermit crabs found in Australia are the Australian Land Hermit Crab (Coenobita variabilis) and the Strawberry Land Hermit Crab (Coenobita perlatus). The variabilis species is found in the northern parts of Australia, including northern Western Australia, the Northern Territory and northern Queensland. Start with a 10-gallon tank with lid for a small group of 4 to 6 crabs.Strawberries appear to be more reliant on the ocean than other species of hermit crabs. Because of this, it is vitally important to have a large saltwater pool available to them where they can submerge fully and swim when needed. Using a proper marine saltwater mix (for saltwater fish) is also extremely important for their health.The Strawberry Hermit Crab is one of the most beautiful hermit crab species that you can have as a pet. They prefer larger shells and can grow to a length of up to 5 inches from claw to tail! They are clean, safe to handle and can live for years with the proper care and treatment. Strawberries REQUIRE access to a full dish of salt water at all times as they cannot regulate their body's salt level without it. We recommend using sand and coconut fiber substrate for them to dig and molt in. They require sea water as they live near the beach and used to drink sea water. They are clean, safe to handle and can live for years with the proper care and treatment. We recommend using sand and coconut fiber substrate for them to dig and molt in. We do NOT recommend plastic critter cages as a permanent home as it will not hold the temperature and humidity at the levels they need. Always have additional shells available for your crabs to switch into. If you have any questions, please email us and we will respond. You can also connect with us in Live Chat if we are online.Finally got my own Strawberry Land Hermit Crabs! Rescued them from Petland where they are housed in a very horrible crabitat. Their setup was more of a frog habitat. They used gravel as the substrate. Poor crabs. They were $12.25 so, really really cheap considering that they are strawberries! There were 6 straws and 3 small PPs in the store so I ended up bringing all of them home and be homed in a proper environment. They were adapting so well that 2 of the straws changed shells already on their first night.