I'm glad for this forum! I was going to order HBH brand salt for my little guys, but I looked at one of the previous threads saying this was a bad brand. Does anyone use "Instant Ocean"??? Its not specifically for hermies, but will it still be ok for them? Another important question... Does anybody know a good online store to shop at for natural hermit crabshells? I'm really disappointed with the painted ones i bought from petdiscounters.com They are rough on the inside and have a chemical odor, but I was happy with other products that i ordered. They may not be as pretty but from now on i'm going with natural shells ONLY! No painted ones what so ever!