Hey all, I guess you could call me a new crabber ^^. The last time i had one was when i was maybe 7? 10 years later, walking through earthbound trading co. and a couple of them really drew my eye. one was a small-medium crab i nicknamed wall-e, and the other was a medium-large crab i nicknamed creepy, he creeps when he walks lol. wall-e was Ecuadorian and creepy was a pp. i grew really fond of them and spent roughly $100 so far in caring for them. worth it. sadly to say, they started moving very slowly, being very lethargic, and developed mites. (this was after i rescued yet another crab from a pets-mart store, nicknamed bean. about the size of a nickel. and I'm also looking after my 5 year old sis's hermit crab, nicknamed kitty) after the tank was infested, i, being a novice, didn't catch it in time for wall-e. i got rid of the mites, got rid of them on the crabs with many, many baths over the period of a week. and replaced the substrate with coconut fiber, instead of play sand (the culprit of the mites). i also bought a humidity and temperature gauge, and was shocked to see that my humidity was alarmingly low. so i started draping a slightly damp towel over the mesh lid of the 20 gallon tank, and its worked great. so far, creepy has perked up LOADS and seems to be flourishing. bean has finally come out of his shell after enduring abuse from the pets-mart woman, and kitty climbs everything. I'm really trying to do everything right by the crabs, especially after the sudden loss of wall-e. which is of course why i joined this site of experts ^^. i hope to upload pics of my crabitat for "inspection" , (though im extremely embarrassed after seeing y'alls) and of the crabs themselves shortly, as im not very camera savvy lol. thanks for having me here!