Hello when I was a kid my cusin chased me with a live lobster. I was so scared she thought it was funny. :madhouse: where I come from I was tought to face my fears so I got two hermit crabs. Well I had a extra 10 gallon tank that did not hold water any more. I have lots of fish snails and ghost shrimp so I am not new to things with shells. I did some research and found this site. I got a coco block for substrate I put some coral in that I got from the pet store. they have sea salt water and fresh water. I got a under tank heater. I got a coconut hut for them. and I got a mesh top for them so they cant get out. oh and I also got fresh wate conditioner for hermit crabs. I researched where they are from and bought a coconut cracked it open and gave them the fresh coconut. I also got some banana and some hermet crab food. The food is by zoo med and its calle hermit crab food. I do not like man made food for my fish they get lots of natural foods and would like the same for my hermit crabs. I have kelp veggie flakes, frozen bloodworms, frozen brine shrimp, frozen glassworms also peas, carrots, romain lettuce and cucumber. I read the food lish but it does not say anything about flakes or frozen thawed food. at first I only bought one then found out they live in groups in the wild. so I bought another one. well the second one gave me a good inprestion of them. it was out and walking around and she picked it up. I thought it was going to bite her and kind of freaked. It did not even try and she put him in a contaner. so when I got home and I put them in the tank. They were walking around and I was in aw about how they walked. I was a little scared but I did not freak out. I was about a 8 to start and it went down to a 4 on a fear scale of 1 to 10. well today one had got under the subtrate and the other one was half way down but you could still see his shell. I got some colored shells because thats all they had. I do not like them they look fake I like natural things not green and red shells. so today I am going to get some nice natural shells and let my 8 year old daughter have the colored ones. were would be a nice cheap place to get nice natural shells? now here its pinchy and hermy in pictures.