Announcement 7/15/2022: My shop’s Better than Leaf Litter™ is so nutritious & popular with hermits and their humans, I have replaced “hardwood leaves & twigs” in every Complete Meal recipe containing that ingredient with Better than Leaf Litter™! South of the Ocean foods just got even better!
7/15/2022: My shop’s Better than Leaf Litter™ is so nutritious & popular with hermits and their humans, I have replaced “hardwood leaves & twigs” in every Complete Meal recipe containing that ingredient with Better than Leaf Litter™! South of the Ocean foods just got even better!
Tyler on Mar 23, 20235 out of 5 stars
My crabs and isopods tore this up highly recommend
Alexis on Mar 15, 20235 out of 5 stars
This is my 2nd (and definitely not last) order with SOTO. Always high quality, super fresh, and fast shipping. Thanks again!!
Kyrra on Mar 6, 20235 out of 5 stars
My Hermies LOVE this mix! I found an auto feeder (like what they have for cats) also here on Etsy, so I filled it up with this mix and that same day you can see their little claw marks in the mix and it's pretty consistently down! Trust me that's impressive... I have some pretty picky hermit crabs
b on Mar 11, 20235 out of 5 stars
used as bedding topper for mouse's enclosure, works very well
Samantha-lee on Mar 10, 20235 out of 5 stars
I was so happy to see they are a local selling in my home state. The packaging was adorable and they included a free sample and a little note. Thank you!!
FrauBizarre on Mar 9, 20235 out of 5 stars
My crabbies LOOOOVE this! The first night I added it to their dinner offering, my big guy Herman stole it and hid it in his burrow. Next night I added a few...all gone by morning. Last night I added 7, so maybe there will be some left when I get home? Tl;dr: this deer scat is the sh*t, both literally and figuratively.
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Does "Better than Leaf Litter" arrive bug-free?
Yes...free of living bugs. All foraged items/Edible Decor are heat treated prior to shipment to ensure no live bugs or plant-based spores arrive to your home. There could be a harmless small dead insect or two that I missed while preparing your order.... but I promise.... none living.
Is your shop approved by any of the non-profit groups dedicated to the care of hermit crabs?
Yes! South of the Ocean has been deemed a reputable and safe store by Hermit Crab Owners (HCO) and Land Hermit Crab Owners’ Society (LHCOS).
How much of your food should I feed my crabs?
Hermit crabs are tiny and eat very little. If feeding a South of the Ocean “Complete Meal”, the suggested serving size is 1/3 teaspoon per day per 3 crabs. In other words, approximately 1tsp will feed 3 crabs for 3 days.
Other South of the Ocean single ingredient foods or treats are supplementary and can be fed in addition to a complete and balanced diet.