Question by  harS (19)

How do hermit crabs make babies?

What are the reproductive methods of crabs?


Answer by  JaenieF (153)

The female lays a clutch of eggs, usually in moist sand, and the male fertilizes them after the female backs off.


Answer by  jhitchin (92)

A male crab fertilizes a female (usually by giving her packets of sperm), then the fertilized eggs start to mature. The female then releases them near a shoreline.


Answer by  marty17 (56)

Hermit crabs are very tricky to breed. It requires a large tank with salt water at a very precise pH and temperature. When all the requirements are met the hermit crabs will reproduce.

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