How Do You Breed Hermit Crabs?


To breed a hermit crab, you will have to leave the hermit crab in its natural habitat. Hermit crabs generally breed in the ocean, and if a hermit crab is in a tank, it does not have the proper habitat to breed in. You can find more information here:,%20Hermit%20Crabs%20II.htm
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How to Breed Hermit Crabs
Getting hermit crabs to breed in captivity is extremely difficult because it's not easy to simulate the crab's natural breeding environment. The crabs only breed at night. Their eggs hatch in the ocean and the hatchlings live there for 40 to 60 days... More »
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