Hi, I heard you need to wet your sand... all sand types? and with what? Im fixing up the crabitat now so answers are needed ASAP!!! How long have you had the crab(s) in question? A week and two days Do you know what species they are? Purple Pincher Did you/Do you isolate new crabs? I only have one crab right now... Tank Size: smaller than 10 gall; critter carrier Lid Type: holes in it; critter carrier Placement of tank in your home: corner of house Substrate Used (moist or dry & depth): dry; depth of him. Type of Gauges: Strip/Analog/Digital Not sure what its called; has needle pointing to humidity like a compass Did you test your humidity gauge for accuracy? atleast twice a day Placement of Gauges: center back of cage Temperature and Humidity levels in your tank: Degrees % not sure of temperature; something close to room hermie is in shows temperature of house, though Heating Source (if UTH how much of the tank does it cover and how much substrate is over it): Nothing; i use a warm moist towel to boost humidity in the cage Lighting Source (type bulbs & wattage): nothing but natural light in a window close by Do you have at least one area for each crab to hide? Yes Is there any metal in your tank? Not anymore! What types of climbing things/toys do you have in your tank? Plastic tree ( short); temporary toy is empty toilet roll with holes; will get choya log soon. What type of water do you use (dechlorinated tap/spring water)? decholorinated If you use dechlorinating drops-which kind? wardley watercare chlor out Do your provide fresh and salt water? If yes, what type of salt mix do you use? No, just fresh Do you provide dishes for water or just sponges? i use a seashell from the beach; i have a sponge but not for the water dish; just humidity, i guess.. he likes to climb on it too! How many extra shells do you have for each crab? two Did you boil the shells prior to putting them in the tank? no.... Do you bathe your crabs? If yes, how often and what do you use to bathe them in? Once a week but he is so new i am not going to bathe him right now.. i used chlor-out and water Do you only handle your crabs with clean hands? im not sure How often do you handle them? Only a few times when im cleaning the cage out, bathing them, or putting them in a plastic hamster ball to exercise Have they been exposed to toxins such as chemical/cleaning fumes, perfume, spray deodorant, etc? nope Do you allow your crabs to exercise outside the tank? since he is new, i dont anymore but a few days ago i put him in a plastic hamster ball. The dogs go crazy! What types of foods do you feed? one or two oats and hikara tropical crab cuisine ( pellets that i crush up) What do you use as a calcium supplement? supposedly sand "provides a source of calcium" Please help! How do i wet, if i do need to wet, the sand?