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16 Feb 2021: Gosh, it was back in early 2017 when I made a major update! I have successfully migrated this website to a new web host. The Forums have been upgraded to phpBB 3.3.3 for better security and features.

Care Sheets

Care Sheets
Our very basic care sheet is available for download in Australian and American English. Please refer to our Crab Care section for more thorough explanations.


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East Henna Cape, Miyako Island
Most people working full-time in Australia get four weeks of annual leave. As some of you may know, most Australian crabbers have only encountered the common Australian land hermit crab (Coenobita variabilis). Only a small number of crabbers, including myself, have had the privilege of keeping the elusive strawberry land hermit crab (Coenobita perlatus), which are only available in certain pet stores for a limited time only.
So what does an adventurous Australian crabber such as myself do when it is time for annual leave? Why not travel the world searching for other species than I have never seen in person? I did spend my holidays visiting many places, but since this is a website about land hermit crabs, I will focus on them only.
2016: Yaeyama Islands, Miyako Islands, Kudaka Island - Japan
2017: Okinawa Main Island, Tokashiki Island - Japan
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