HermitGrub

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Announcement    New Sizes! Choose between a reusable jar, a kraft paper ziplock bag or a ziplock bag made of PLA (plant based) compostable material.

* Refill Bags -
- Sample Kraft Paper Ziplock Pouch Refill: 3 tsp volume (approximately 1/2 oz)
- Small (2x3) Ziplock Refill: 1/4 cup volume (approximately 1 oz)
- Medium (3x3) Ziplock Refill: 1/3 cup volume (approximately 2 oz)
- Large (3x4) Ziplock Refill: 1/2 cup volume (approximately 3 oz)

* Reusable Jars -
- Sample Jar: 3 tsp volume (approximately 1/2 oz)
- Small Jar: 1/4 cup volume (approximately 1 oz)
- Medium Jar: 1/3 cup volume (approximately 2 oz)
- Large Jar: 1/2 cup volume (approximately 3 oz)

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 17, 2021

New Sizes! Choose between a reusable jar, a kraft paper ziplock bag or a ziplock bag made of PLA (plant based) compostable material.

* Refill Bags -
- Sample Kraft Paper Ziplock Pouch Refill: 3 tsp volume (approximately 1/2 oz)
- Small (2x3) Ziplock Refill: 1/4 cup volume (approximately 1 oz)
- Medium (3x3) Ziplock Refill: 1/3 cup volume (approximately 2 oz)
- Large (3x4) Ziplock Refill: 1/2 cup volume (approximately 3 oz)

* Reusable Jars -
- Sample Jar: 3 tsp volume (approximately 1/2 oz)
- Small Jar: 1/4 cup volume (approximately 1 oz)
- Medium Jar: 1/3 cup volume (approximately 2 oz)
- Large Jar: 1/2 cup volume (approximately 3 oz)

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About HermitGrub

Sales 31,943
On Etsy since 2018

Hermit Grub provides nutrious foods for hermit crabs with organic ingredients you can see and smell.

Welcome to Hermit Grub! Our shop provides a wide variety of nutritious food for your hermit crabs. Hermit Crabs are scavengers and omnivorous which means they eat meat and plants and like to search for their food. There are four main food categories that are important for your crab.

CALCIUM makes up around 20% of diet and is vital for your hermit crabs exoskeleton health. Calcium should be available 24/7. After a molt, your crab needs high quality calcium like oyster shell, calcium carbonate, eggshell, cuttlebone, etc to regrow a new exoskeleton.

PROTEIN (meats, seeds, nuts, grains) makes up around 25% of a hermit crabs diet. Protein provides essential amino acids and the building blocks necessary for a healthy body. Protein can be split into two categories, Meat Protein and Seeds, Nuts & Grains Protein. Protein should be available 7 days a week. Examples of meat proteins - chicken, beef, plankton, red shrimp, crayfish, etc. Examples of seeds, nuts & grains proteins - quinoa puffs, walnuts, chia seeds, whole grain oats, blue cornmeal, etc.

TERRESTRIAL & AQUATIC PLANT LITTER makes up 40% of a hermit crabs diet and should be available in their tank 7 days a week. Hermit crabs come across a wide variety of foods in nature so it’s important to replicate that in their tank. Examples of Terrestrial Plant Litter would be leaf litter, tree bark, flower petals, plant roots, etc. Examples of Aquatic Plant Litter include many types of seaweed like kelp, bladderwrack, nori or wakame.

FRUITS & VEGGIES makes up 15% of a hermit crabs diet and should be organic, pesticide and chemical free like carrots, apples, strawberries, sweet potato, tomato, mango, etc. Fruits & Veggies are full of the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants needed to keep your hermit crabs in top shape.

Hermit Crabs are tiny and need small servings. When deciding how much to give them, keep in mind the number of hermit crab's you have, what you're giving them and their personal eating habits.

Hermit Crab's are scavengers and enjoy searching for their food. Try offering a few seashells with their favorite foods, placed in different spots around your tank. Sprinkle green sand, worm castings, terrestrial plant litter and seeds directly in the tank to stimulate and nourish your hermit crabs.

If you have any hermit crab questions or are looking for a particular food, feel free to message me :)

Shop members

  • Amanda

    Owner, Creator

    I’ve loved animals my whole life and really enjoy creating new things. When we got our first hermit crabs, I knew I needed to help others find the best foods for them and that’s how Hermit Grub got started!

  • Ashley

    Assistant

    I am new to the hermit crab world and have found enjoyment in learning about these wonderful little creatures. I'm excited to add my creativity to the team and to keep improving their diverse food palette!

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Sep 6, 2021
Frequently asked questions
How long will my order take to process?

This is a made to order shop. Processing times range from 2-3 weeks as everything is fresh and made by hand. This time frame depends on the items in the order and how many orders are waiting to be processed once you place your order.

During high volume holiday times, (especially Thanksgiving through Christmas) shipping may take slightly longer.

Thank you for your understanding.

Terrestrial Items

Terrestrial items include anything foraged from outside, including leaves, flowers, moss, bark, etc. The items I select are from non treated and pesticide free sources. I cannot guarantee that these items will be completely free from other natural things such as seed pods or dried insects, although I do my best to check! Thank you for understanding!

Cancellations

Due to the nature of these products, I do not accept cancellations after an order is placed.

International Orders

IMPORTANT: Many countries assess duties and taxes on imported packages. These charges are the responsibility of the Buyer and vary widely, based on the price and type of item, package weight and dimensions, origin country and the taxes, duties, and fees of the destination country. If you are uncertain of the amount that you could be assessed, please contact your local customs office or postal service for more information.

You can also visit the following website for an estimate of costs:
http://www.dutycalculator.com/new-import-duty-and-tax-calculation
Generally, you will use "pet supplies" as the product description, and then enter the correct subcategories as the pull-down menus appear.