Video - Breaking News Videos from CNN.com I hope this works. I'm learning how to do this stuff so please be patient. Click on the link above and watch this video. This is so cruel to hermit crabs. Basically, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE do not buy painted shells for your crabs. Do not support this torturous hobby. No matter what anyone says about how safe the paint is for your crab, they can still get stuck inside their shell and eventually die a cruel harsh death. I hope ths educates crab lovers, it sure did me.