Post by Sach-Crabministrator on Jun 14, 2010 14:30:26 GMT -5
WHAT KINDS OF HERMIES ARE PETS?
Of the approximately 15 terrestrial species in the world, the following are commonly kept as pets: Caribbean hermit crab (Coenobita clypeatus)-called "PPs or Purple Pinchers", Australian land hermit crab (Coenobita variabilis), and the Ecuadorian hermit crab (Coenobita compressus)-called "E's". Other species such as Coenobita brevimanus-called "Indos or Indonesian Land Crabs", Coenobita rugosus-called "Ruggies", Coenobita perlatus-called "Strawberries or Straws" or Coenobita cavipes-called "Cavies"are less common but growing in availability and popularity as pets.
Hermit crabs were once seen as a "throwaway pet" that would live only a few months, but species such as Coenobita clypeatus (The PP) have been known to live well past 50 years!
*From Wikipedia and independent research
≈19 clypeatus, 4 perlatus & 8 compressus in 4 tanks
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