If you do, I've a few questions. DD has one, it was her hearts desire for a couple of weeks, but now Gimpy is largely ignored . My questions are these: How long will she live? Will she ever calm down? she is understandably skittish despite her tank being opened only twice a day for feeding and a couple of times a week for water changing. Will it ever be possible for me to look at her and not see an armor plated Tarantula?
Wow, a reply. These are 'special' crabs apparently. The live in tidal mud rivers and walk up to 2km a night. I should have realized that they are nocturnal by the night bit. I don't want a depressed gimpy crab on my hands, so I am going to get a bag of sand and a bigger tank on Friday. I did collect a bag of sand at the beach last weekend. It was rank by the time we got home so I ditched it.
Yes, she came from a dingy pet shop at Carrefor. She hasn't been independently sexed, DD decided she is a she and will brook no argument. I wasn't thinking of an especially big tank, just one with space for sand and some branches <caring> Poor old Gimpy, all she has now is about a centimetre of water and a stone <dull for her>
I have one!!!! Mine is in reptile sand from pet shop and has a big Tupperware bowl as a pool ( has to be deep enough to fully submerge to be able to breathe. Also has a hiding place and cutle fish to nibble on. Tank has heat mats under the sand. They live between 5-8 years. I've had mine 3 and is still as skittish as day 1. Any thing else?