I have to say that the internet is a valuable tool when it comes to research. I have had crabbies for years, but never researched them. Now I feel so dumb, as I have been doing everything wrong. No wonder my crabs only lasted about 1 year. Every summer when I went to the beach I would get new ones. The people that sell them on the boardwalk don't even speak English, let alone know anything about crabs. I kept mine in a wire cage, because that's what they sold on the boardwalk. How dumb do I feel now? I am reading everything that I can find, so that my crabs can have a chance at a good life and a good environment. My first question of many will have to be "How do you know what species or kind of crabs you have?" Anybody have an answer for me?