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Old 09-06-2004, 11:57 PM   #1
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Hermit Crab: Land or Water

The hermit crabs that I have are kept in a saltwater tank. I have heard and read that some hermit crabs are for land. What is this exactly? Does this mean that hermit crabs can live both in water and on land?

I'm just confused...
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Old 09-07-2004, 12:20 AM   #2
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Actually land crabs are called tree crabs and from what I understand they will drown if placed in a water filled aquarium. They seem to be common in resort gift shops such as Myrtle beach.
Marine hermits in contrast are like any other marine invert. They need to stay submerged in order to survive.
They do look similar however.
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