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Thread: Hermit crabs and CPs

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    When I was in Grade 8/8th Grade I had pet land hermit crabs which I bought at a local pet store. Me and my brother had a total of 6 crabs, which lasted like 2 years.
    If you've been watching "Survivor: Pearl Islands" on CBS you can see them once in awhile. They invaded the Morgan camp on the first night.
    It would be cool to bring back my old hobby and combine it with my new CP hobby and have them in a terrarium with CPs or would it be a disaster and they would be just another meal for the plants after a few days?
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    I don't think it would be a problem putting hermit crabs in with CP. I would just leave the CP in their own individual pots while the hermit crabs would wander around them.

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    Another problem is if the plants don't eat the hermits, the hermits might eat the plants. They also have a habit of climbing and burrowing. I once had a real plant in with them and they burrowed down and ate some of the roots. They are also omnivorous; I used to feed them grapes and lettuce along with the regular food pellets.
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    Yes, I think they would eat the cps.
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    They would either eat the plants, or crush them. If you have/had hermit crabs, you'll know that they don't comprehend walking "around" something. They always try to walk right over it. *Squish goes the sundew*

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    I have to admit that they aren't the smartest critter around. They're kind of clumsy, climb over anything they can (even if its easier to go around) and will pop into their shell at the first sign of danger or a shadow.
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    They would push each other out of the way to get to the food bowl (even though there was more then one) and didn't care who they were standing on.
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    They may not have been little Einsteins, but they were cute to watch and I don't miss the "chirping" they sometimes made at night.
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    Hey
    I think that You could probaly keep certian plants with Hermit Crabs. The larger plants with thicker stalks would probaly do better. Pitcher Plants would be the ones I would choose. The hermit Crabs would probaly not eat enough off the plant to hurt. Currently I have six crabs, with medium seculent, and I have not noticed any nibbleing.
    If you want to put it in make sure you put some chicken wire over the top of the pot, becase They will love to dig in the nice soft soil.
    Its up to you... I have never tried CP in a crab tank, but I have tried w/other plants.
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    there would be one problem when they have ot malt they go in sand so you would have to take them out for that and the soil might make them mold
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