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Lobster Update
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From: alem Date: May 8th, 2007 07:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Remember that Hermit Crabs are nocturnal and so by keeping him at work; you're missing all of the relative fun of being an HC owner.

Remember also that he only comes out of his shell when you bath him because he's literaly drowning and needs to get to the air. HC's keep the required amount of water in their shell with them. As long as they have high humidity and acess to water, he should be fine.

Lastly, he probably seems boring becasue ins the wild they live in colonies of thousands and so living by himself....probably a drag. I started out with 5 and have something on the order of 35 when I finally handed them off to someone who was more interested in them than I am.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: May 9th, 2007 03:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I did read that they are nocturnal, but he is our team mascot. He was given to the whole team, not just to me. His title is Junior Programmer.

He doesn't have very high humidity, but we do periodically moisurize his home (soak a sponge with water, drop it over his coconut hut, then leave the moist sponge for him to play on), and he has a little shell filled with water.

I'm sure he'd like a friend... but his crabitat is very small, and I fear this would just increase our potential of having a pet die on us!

Thanks for the tips. I'll make sure I don't over-bathe him. I bring him home sometimes on weekends, maybe I'll do that more frequently so we can hang out together at night....
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