Okay, I have learned something new and wish to get some feed back. Could I feed my hermits Capsaicin or red hot chili pepper? I ask because it is suppose to be a good bug repellent. I deal with gnats and fungus flies all the time and figured since they live eat and drink in the tank the crabs would be safe with them. Sometimes they do get annoying especially in the summer, as well as if there may be mites. (BTW, what does a mite look like because several people noted they have wings or they are dust mites, no pics of mites on a crab) Anyway, the chili pepper is very hot and should be handled with extreme care. After preparing the pepper, hands should be wash very well and to not touch the eyes. It is used to deter animals and pets as well as pest in the garden. It comes in three forms whole, ground and liquid. Yes, I have looked it up but few sites have the hermit crab and red pepper and mite search. Ill continue to research.