(I posted this once, but it didn't actually create my post??!?!?! Guess ill retype it again... shorter this time I guess) I bought two hermit crabs because we thought it would be fun to "play around with" on vacation. I know, its horrible. I thought they would be nice and easy to have around. They sold them to us in those little plastic kits, two of them. The big one I got (neither are named) was at the top of the mesh tank with a bunch of the rest. The little one I picked was at the bottom along with some others, and I didn't really think anything of it, it just had a cute painted shell...... oops Since then I've read all about them on the internet and feel much more attached to their cuteness. I've moved them out of the horribly small plastic tub into a 10 gallon, gave them a dish for salt water and a dish for fresh water both distilled, bought loads of shells that are natural (both are out of painted shells now), gave them nice, tall eco earth to dig in, and a climbing net. the temp stay around 78-83ish, and humidity around 80s. I feed them both fresh and processed store food, combo of egg/eggshells, shrimp, fruit, etc etc, and generally just spoiling them best I know how. Initially, my big one was very active. It nearly lept out of the temp tub I gave them when I cleaned the tank. He was always climbing around and spilling things or just clambering over top the little guy. But the small crab never seemed to warm up, it would go for food and water, and once I saw it climb the net, but most of the time it would just sit curled up in its shell, day and night (even at 3am). I've worried about it for ages because it was always just so lazy... The little one dug under 19 days ago and I have no idea where it is. The eco earth is completely covering all side of the tank, including the bottom, and I can't see it anywhere. The tank doesn't smell fishy, though the eco earth smell is overpowering and starting to mingle with a bit of mildewy smell, that I can't do anything about because I don't want to dig out the little one if hes even still live! The little one is about 5/8 inches. Its been 19 days, no sign at all, I don't even see tracks of him digging up for food or anything! In that time, the big crab has become much the same way, he changes shells once in a while, but beyond that, does nothing but sit in a corner with his legs hanging out, even in the middle of the night, and generally just looks completely miserable. It looks like he's touched the food and salt water, but the fresh water hasn't been touched (they usually leave dirt in there). What's going on, have I missed something in my environment that's slowly making them upset? The big one used to be so active, but now just sit there and barely does anything but clean and twitch his feelers around... The little one, I have no idea where he is, no sign or sound, I don't know if he's even alive, and I can't clean the eco earth at all and its starting to smell just a tad mildewy... what's going on?