This Disappears When Logged In

Hermit Man!

Discussion in 'Invertebrates General' started by purplemuffin, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. purplemuffin

    purplemuffin Elite Member

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    This is another of brooklyn's pets. We're trying to find him some healthy friends so he can have a little colony going, but we've only found sick hermit crabs around us :(


    I wish the rest of the pics had come out. After this last photo, he turned to the camera, ran at me with his claws out, and attacked the camera! So funny!
     
  2. Flint

    Flint Elite Member

    haha hey hermit crabs can be vicious if they need to be!! I had one a long time ago, cute little guys :)
     
  3. purplemuffin

    purplemuffin Elite Member

    They're so cool. I can't wait til he gets GIANT... It's fun giving them the right set up since stores have their care so wrong!
     
  4. Flint

    Flint Elite Member

    Ooh how big will he get?
     
  5. purplemuffin

    purplemuffin Elite Member

    Google big hermit crab.. :D they get pretty big. They seem to get bigger in the wild, but there is still a lot we don't know about hermit care, so we do our best. The biggest I've seen was larger than softball size. In the store we got him they had one that was too big to fit in my hand! A lot of it has to do with food variety and availability of bigger shells!
     
  6. DarkMagician207

    DarkMagician207 Elite Member

    They are cute. I love their little faces. :D
     
  7. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

    I love their eyes, and how they pop out!
    We have tons of hermit crabs at a nearby beach, great to watch, my daughter used to spend hours watching them.
     
  8. missabrat

    missabrat Elite Member

    My daughter had one that weighed 1 1/2 lbs, he was huge! and such an awesome guy, we had a ton of fun with him
     
  9. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

    Oh my! that is huge, please say you have pictures:)
     
  10. purplemuffin

    purplemuffin Elite Member

    Wow!! Sounds like a beast! This guy is still tiny! His shell is about an inch long.
     
  11. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

    I just googled giant hermit crabs, they can get up to 10 pounds:eek:
     
  12. Paige

    Paige Elite Member

    So cute! I love hermies! They are definately amazing in the correct set up where they flurish! Sunds like your lil dude is something :-D
     
  13. purplemuffin

    purplemuffin Elite Member

    He's pretty awesome! We've been feeding him a good variety of foods and he eats anything! I love giving him little treats :D
     

Share This Page