The land hermit crab needs an extensive variety of foods to cover all his needs. By making a mix, I give him foods that offer the nutrients he will need to thrive and entice them to it with food he loves! Crabs seem to prefer foods with a bit of chunk to them. It provides enrichment for the exotic pet crab, mimicking the wild.
Let's face it. When you're giving your exotic pet all he needs, it can really get expensive! I try to make sure every order goes out with all the essential food groups. My hope is that even if you only want to purchase 1 mix, the freebie (included with every order) will give whatever the chosen mix was lacking. It's not a perfected system yet, but I see it working! I feed every food to my own colony before it ever gets offered to yours. All my ingredients are fresh and chosen with intention. I have found ways to mix nutrient heavy items with the crabs favorite items to help give a well balanced diet. Crabs will get picky or bored of certain foods so I remix them into something new. So my promise is, your crab will be happy to eat what also makes him really healthy! <3