Hi my Name is Jennie and I am a stay at home mom. Have owned Hermies on and off through the years. Never had much luck with them because of the bad info given by pet shops. My kids ages 8 and 5 each got a hermit crab at the boardwalk a few weeks ago. Then a week later we picked up another one at Petsmart. I am determined to give our Hermies the proper care they deserve this time and have found this and a couple other Crabby forums to be of great help. The boardwalk crabbies of course have painted shells but one has changed to a natural shell, hoping the other will do so soon. The larger crab we got from petsmart is in a natural shell. I was impressed that petsmart had only crabs in natural shells and that they had their tank set up almost right. They did not have any salt water available and of course were feeding them a commercial food but otherwise everything else was good. I am lookinf forward to chatting with and getting to know everyone here.