How do hermit crabs mate?

Answer

Hermit crabs mate when the male hermit crab places his reproductive organ, the spermatophore, into the female hermit crab's reproductive openings, the gonopores. It can be somewhat difficult to determine the sex of hermit crabs.

The male's spermatophore is located near the fifth pair of legs, and the female's gonopores are located on the first segment of the back pair of walking legs. The male hermit crab initiates mating by tapping on and rocking the female crab's shell to encourage her to come out of the shell far enough for mating to take place. They mate in a position where the female's gonopores align with the male's fifth set of legs.

Q&A Related to "How do hermit crabs mate?"
sadly you cannot mate your hermit crabs, they will only mate in wildlife not in captivity.
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they have sex duh! xP lol Source(s): haha
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The Mating Dance. For most crabs, mating season occurs during warmer weather, and if the crab makes its home in the ocean, the waters need to be a warm temperature as well. Other
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1 Go to your local Pet Store or Mall. Ad 2 Ask an employee where the crab section is, if you don't know. They will be happy to help you. 3 Explain to the employee what type of crab
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