I’ve been poking around the internet and books for some cool experiments and information about eggs in general. I came across this really nice breakdown of the various parts of a chicken egg over at edinformatics.com and have duplicated the information below. I’ve always wondered what those white stringy things (Chalaza) are in my eggs when I make an omelet and now I know not only their name, but also what their function is inside the eggs! Read more
Keys to Hermit Crab Survival:
- Keep temperature inside tank between 72-85°F.
- Humidity should be between 70-80%.
- You must use de-chlorinated water for your crabs fresh and salt water.
- Salt water (1 tsp. non-iodized salt per cup of water)
- Commercial food should be supplemented with fresh foods, like those listed below.
- There must be enough sand for you largest hermit crab to burrow and molt.
- Give each of your crabs two extra shells.
- Friends – hermit crabs are very social animals and do really well when they have lots of friends.
Materials needed for your habitat:
- Tank with lid
- Shelter/hiding places
- Materials to climb on
- Tank heater
- Food dish
- Salt water dish
- Fresh water dish
- Salt (non-iodized)
Tips for maintaining your habitat:
- Change food every other day to prevent mold growth.
- Spot clean tank every other day.
- Every three months change the sand, you can buy new sand or you can bake the old sand to sterilize and clean it (350°F for 30 minutes).
- The water dishes should be deep enough for the crabs to soak in but not so deep that they can’t crawl out.
- The sand should be the consistency of sand used to make sand castles.
- If your tank’s humidity gets too low you can take a squirt bottle and spray the tank down with de-chlorinated water.