I am new here as well! Just wanted to say that I really like this website!! I have two Purple Pinchers and I started out like a lot of other people. My first crab was a gift to my daughter from the grandparents who were visiting Florida. I had no clue about hermit crabs and quickly learned that neither do the pet shops where I live! So to make a long story short I have learned a lot and I am still learning! I look forward to reading more about everyone and their crabs!