Well I guess this is kind of a rant thread... but.... In my opinion the land hermit crab is the most abused pet First they are plucked out of the wild (some die from just the stress of being thrown in a bag) Then they are shipped to a place where they paint there shells. And the paint they use is very toxic to the crabs, and they love to munch on there shells. (Again more death). After that they are shipped to a pet store where they keep them in a cold dry tank. (Lots and lots of death). Then if they survive that, they usually get sold to some kid that has no idea how to care for them. And usually die within a couple of weeks.... Then the kid buys another and the cycle repeats itself. And the saddest part...They can live up to 50 years in the wild.... I mean most of these people don’t even know that land hermit crabs NEED saltwater to survive... and the list goes on.... But on a happier note... Here are my little crabs , i got 3, (didn't take a pic of the third) rescued them from almost certain death. And have had them for 3 years now.