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Part Number: 96-2
  • Series: Herpetocultural Library
  • Paperback: 72 pages
  • Publisher: Advanced Vivarium Systems; 2 edition (October 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 188277082X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1882770823

Land Hermit Crabs seeks to inform dedicated hobbyists and casual crabbers alike about the requirements—minimal though specific—of land hermit crabs to keep their pets alive and healthy. Due to the low cost of hermit crabs, too many keepers carelessly allow their pets to die unnecessarily. The author says that the “high mortality of captive hermit crabs is [due to] the failure [of keepers] to provide a proper environment.” This Advanced Vivarium Systems title provides detailed information on the selection of a health crab, housing, water and feeding requirements, molting, breeding, behavior, and health and other husbandry-related problems. Crab enthusiasts will also be interested to read about other crabs for freshwater aquaria in the final chapter, with photos of and information about fiddler crabs, red-clawed freshwater crabs, coconut crabs, and land crabs. Resources and index included.

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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Andria Hanson on April 5, 2010
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    This book has an awesome visual appeal with bright colored pictures.It offers good information for beginners,also a couple pages about true crabs (land,fresh,marine),coconut crabs (basic humidity and temp.).Its a excellent book for children compared to other Hermit Crab books,the info and images sure keep them interested.The price is great,if you just got a Hermit Crab or know a child who has one,this is a cool book to read as intro into the Hermit crab basics.It has information about molting, disease, diet, habitat maintenance and much more.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Writing_about_stuff on November 20, 2012
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    There was a lot of misinformation in this book. There are far better resources online. This book suggested numerous things that would negatively impact the health of a pet land hermit crab. There were, however, many interesting things in this book. I especially enjoyed reading about other species of crabs. I liked the visual aspect of this book. There were many pictures of things that you just could not see without this book.
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    Not all that much is know about hermit crabs, and this book not only tells you what is known it is pretty clear about what is not known as well. I think it is a great read before or after deciding to get a pet Hermit Crab.
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