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Do your crabs smell?

Discussion in 'Frequently Asked Questions' started by CrabE, Mar 21, 2006.

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  1. CrabE

    CrabE Guest

    Do hermit crabs smell? Please tell the truth. Thanks, and answer back soon!!! :help:


    Tanks!!! :icon_smile: Tanks!!! :icon_smile: Tanks!!! :icon_smile: Tanks!!!
     
  2. vckums

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    smell??? mine don't..I've smelled a crab that has passed away, but that's the only real smell. Sometimes they smell when molting, some say a chemical smell...
     
  3. Matt

    Matt Guest

    Mine smell like wet sand, thats all.
     
  4. which is, technically, the wet sand and not the crabs then...right? :tongue3:
     
  5. vckums

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    LOL Burn!!! She got ya Matt!! :icon_thumleft:
     
  6. LolaGranola

    LolaGranola Guest

    Hermit crabs do not smell. If you are getting a bad odor in your tank it's either old food, mold or unfortunately, a dead hermit crab.

    The only other smell might be a wet sand smell or an earthy musky smell that comes with moss sometimes.
     
  7. CrabE

    CrabE Guest

    Oh, thank you so much you guys! Somebody was just telling me that hermit crabs smell terrible! I was worried for a moment.... :icon_smile:
     
  8. another possible smell coming from your tank is a nice earthy smell if you use forest bedding!
     
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