Hello all! I'm very excited to be on a site like this. It can be so hard to find info on hermies, and a the books seem to disagree! I'm sure I'll learn a lot here. A little about me- I bought my first hermit crabs with my wonderful Fiance when we moved in together 4 years ago. We bought 3 of them to start with, and sadly, Medusa is the only one still living. She ate one of the others when he molted in the middle of the night, and the other sadly died during the stress of a move. Luckily Medusa is alive and well, and very very active. the pet store where we bought her is surprised she's still alive. They were also surprised when we had all three alive 3.5 years into owning them. I find it very sad that people think hermies are throw away animals. My fiance and I tend to take in animals that are 'thrown away' such as a hamster, a rat, and a cat, so it's obviously not something that we believe in.