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Picture of How To make A Moss Pit for Hermit Crabs!
Hermit crabs are really enjoyable pets. and they love to climb.

During the day, hermit crabs go up into the trees to sleep. then they come down in the evenings and scavenge for food.

Moss can be found in trees in their tropical habitat. So a moss pit simulates a tree!

 
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Step 1: You Will Need.......

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Alright, so you will need a plastic container, (preferably a shower caddy) ***THAT DOESN'T CONTAIN LEAD, OR PVC!***

Some old time fishing net, lizard ladder, or vine type plastic plant. this will be your hermit crabs' way into the pit.

And reptile moss, string, and suction cups.

Step 2: Build it!

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Tie the netting on to the container. next use the suction cups to attach the container to the side wall of the tank (thats why you make this in the corner of the tank) . Then stuff the netting (thats hanging)  into the bedding. ***TIP: Make sure it's sturdy!  this HAS to hold your crabs' weight!***

Now add the moss to the container!

Step 3: Finishing Things up!

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Your now finished! you can throw a few shells in the pit for your crabs, and maybe make a "shell shop" underneath the pit! YOUR HERMIES WILL LOVE THIS!!!

Is "Forest Moss" okay? Is moss from my backyard okay too?

houriganrich6 months ago

how do you make a habbitact (or crabittact)

ChimarW6 months ago

It great man.. good Habitat too

I want make crabitats like your :)

abbyaa131 year ago
Where do you find a shower caddy that small
halo995 years ago
wheres a good place to buy healthy hermit crabs?
because one time i bought  one from petsmart and he died 2 hours later..
something popped out of his chest..=(
Bravery halo992 years ago
He was probably missing his home and all of his friends... and his little heart just broke.
chopstx halo995 years ago
Um......ew?

lol gross.
Flashflint5 years ago
Not to be confused with "mosh" pit.
HermitGuy101 (author)  Flashflint5 years ago
yea. lol.