HermitGrub

Premium Hermit Crab Food

Wichita, Kansas On Etsy since 2018

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

HermitGrub

Premium Hermit Crab Food

Wichita, Kansas | 13,926 Sales

Announcement    Black Friday Sale starts at midnight! 20% off all orders $25 or more! Discount automatically applied at checkout. Sale runs through November 30th.

You can also check us out on www.hermitgrub.com

Please read: All products are hand packed with care and quality. It takes around FIVE business days to process and ship orders out. Every order includes a shell, scoop and samples. Your hermies are sure to go crazy over the premium food we create exclusively with their needs in mind 🦀 ❤️

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 26, 2020

Black Friday Sale starts at midnight! 20% off all orders $25 or more! Discount automatically applied at checkout. Sale runs through November 30th.

You can also check us out on www.hermitgrub.com

Please read: All products are hand packed with care and quality. It takes around FIVE business days to process and ship orders out. Every order includes a shell, scoop and samples. Your hermies are sure to go crazy over the premium food we create exclusively with their needs in mind 🦀 ❤️

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About HermitGrub

Sales 13,926
On Etsy since 2018

Hermit Grub specializes in providing hermit crabs a wide variety of nutrition 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 categories that are important for your crab.

Calcium makes up 20% of diet and is vital for your hermit crabs exoskeleton. 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. Keeping a separate shell full of calcium is a good idea to make sure they have enough at all times.

Protein (meats, seeds, nuts, grains) makes up 25% of a hermit crabs diet. The two main Protein categories are Meat and Seeds, Nuts & Grains. Ideally protein should be available 7 days a week. Try serving in multiple shells around the tank so your crab happily stumbles across them.

Meat protein is crucial in your hermit crabs diet as it provides the building blocks of growth. Examples include salmon, bloodworms, shrimp, chicken, etc. Seeds, Nuts and Grains provide plant protein and are necessary for your crabs health. Examples include chia seeds, oats, walnuts, sprouting seeds, etc.

Terrestrial & Aquatic Plant Litter makes up 40% of a hermit crabs diet and is crucial to have in their tank 7 days a week. Other terms are Cellulose&Chitin or Nature&Sea Harvestables. 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. Types of Aquatic Plant Litter include many types of seaweed like kelp, bladderwrack, nori or wakame.

Fruits & Veggies Category makes up 15% of a hermit crabs diet and include hermit crab safe, pesticide and chemical free organic foods like carrots, apples, strawberries, sweet potato, tomato, mango, etc. Fruits & Veggies are full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, important for keeping your hermit crabs healthy.

Hermit Crabs are tiny and need small servings. Example, 1/4 tsp of Chia Seeds is considered one serving size for three hermit crabs. When deciding how much to give them, keep in mind the number of hermit crab's you have and what you're giving them and their eating habits.

Hermit Crab's are scavengers and enjoy searching for their food. Try offering a few seashells as serving dishes and place them in different spots around your tank. Try sprinkling oyster shell, 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 :)

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  • 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!

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Frequently asked questions
Small Batch Meal Mixers

Since our meal mixers are handmade in small batches, there will be variation in appearance and may not look identical to our website photos. The meal mixers recipes may also vary slightly batch to batch depending on the freshest available ingredients. I always update whichever ingredients were most recently used. Thank you for understanding!

Shipping

This is a made to order shop. All items are filled after an order has been placed which takes time. I am extremely particular with the quality of my products and take pride in shipping out in a timely manner.

Orders are shipped out within 3-5 business days.

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 for such things! Thank you for understanding!