Hello. I joined this morning with a 9-1-1 post, and thanks to the moderator for the assist. I couldn't afford an aquarium large enough for all my new friends, but I did find a large storage box in my twins' closet that seems to fill the bill. So far only one casualty, surprising since my son brought 12 home in a styrofoam cup with about 2 inches of water. I know absolutely nothing about hermit crabs (except that getting started is kinda pricey), so I may have a lot of really dumb questions. I sure have enjoyed reading many of the postings today--hermit life is a world I never dreamed I was missing. Anyway--all but one of the crabs seems to be doing ok. I didn't much know what to feed, but after reading some of the posts, I opted for tuna fish, an egg yolk w/crushed up shell and a (sadly) dead pet fish that we had had for several years that evidently passed away sometime this a.m. They scarfed up EVERYthing in there. So if eating is a good sign. . . One question though--the sand that I bought--I read somewhere that it should have the consistency of sand castle sand--how much water should I add to do that? I don't want to make it too moist, but I'm afraid it's too dry right now. But they do seem very happy to finally have some sandy ground beneath their little toenails.