The land hermit crab needs an extensive variety of foods to cover all his needs. By making a mix, I can give them foods that offer the nutrients they need to thrive and entice them to it with foods they love! They seem to prefer foods with a bit of chunk to them. It provides enrichment for the crab, mimicking the wild.
Let's face it. When you're giving your hermit all he needs, it can really get expensive! I try to make sure every order goes out with all the essential food groups he needs. 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