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Fluker’s Hermit Beach Sand Substrate is the key to keeping your hermit crab happy and healthy through her entire lifespan. This mixture is a perfectly balanced blend of carefully selected, natural materials, including sand, coconut fiber, salt and calcium carbonate, to provide a great consistency for burrowing. Probiotic is also added to help with the breaking down of organic waste, keeping your hermit crab’s habitat clean. This blend is made to be non-stick, with no harmful colors or dyes added.

Key Benefits
  • Premium blend of natural sand, coconut fiber, calcium carbonate, sea salt mix and probiotics is the superior choice for healthy land hermit crabs
  • Promote natural tunnel digging & healthy molting. Hermit crabs dig to hunt for food and when it is time to molt. It is very important to fill your crab's habitat with enough moist sand for the molting process. The deep moist sand protects your crab during the molting process and prevents dehydration, which is vital for your crab's longevity.
  • Silica sand packs well and the coconut fiber helps with water retention. Calcium and sea salt replicate the exact sand hermit crabs find in their natural environment. Probiotics (beneficial bacteria) help maintain a clean environment.
  • Non-stick blend won't cling to your crab like calcium carbonate "sand"
  • No harmful colors or dyes added

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  • Item Number
    101641
  • Litter & Bedding Type
    Sand
  • Reptile Type
    Hermit Crab
Instructions

Fill tank evenly with Fluker's Premium Sand. The minimum depth should be at least three times the size of your largest hermit crab. Moisten the sand with purified water so it packs well. (The consistency should be what you would use to build a sand castle.) Once installed, you should check the substrate periodically to ensure that it stays moist.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Helps with bug + odor issues

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    I travel periodically and must have my family take care of my crabs while away. They are not very good about cleaning up old food - thus I struggle with odor and insect infestation issues. For whatever reason (I'm guessing the probiotics) this sand has helped tremendously compared to all other substrates. Way less odor and NO bugs in the sand since I started mixing this in with standard sand/coconut fiber. Also - I have price checked sand across the internet, and Chewy's listing of Fluker's sand is the cheapest pre-disinfected sand I have come across. Only thing cheaper is industrial sand, but that must be washed first and mixed with calcium etc., which is a major hassle. Roughly $1/lb versus I travel periodically and must have my family take care of my crabs while away. They are not very good about cleaning up old food - thus I struggle with odor and insect infestation issues. For whatever reason (I'm guessing the probiotics) this sand has helped tremendously compared to all other substrates. Way less odor and NO bugs in the sand since I started mixing this in with standard sand/coconut fiber. Also - I have price checked sand across the internet, and Chewy's listing of Fluker's sand is the cheapest pre-disinfected sand I have come across. Only thing cheaper is industrial sand, but that must be washed first and mixed with calcium etc., which is a major hassle. Roughly $1/lb versus $1.50/lb+ … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    I love Fluker's sand as much as my Hermits do!

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    I am so satisfied with my product, arrival time, packaging, and cost. Thank you for the wonderful customer care you offered me, Chewy staff. I wasn't able to find this particular brand and product anywhere and was so nervous about ordering online. "Shelly" and "Brownie" are having the time of their lives burrowing and exploring safely today! I trust Fluker's Hermit Beach Substrate and am so grateful to be a member of the Chewy family! Thumbs up, can't thank you enough for carrying a quality product with such quality care and pricing!!! I look forward to do business in the future and encourage pet lovers to do so too!!! <3

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    They Love It!

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    I adopted 2 hermit crabs that had been living in about 1.5 inches of that white calcium sand for 3 months. I bought them this and they immediately started eating the coconut fiber and nutrients in the sand. The next day, one buried itself in the sand and has been molting for about a week now. The other one likes digging down a bit in it to hide during the day.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Hermit crab Beach sand

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    Enjoy this sand just wished they also had the white sand to order and the color sand it to expensive

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    New Sand for Esther

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    We’ve had our hermit crab, Esther, for 8 years. I had always purchased her sand somewhere else but, decided to try this brand. Sand arrived faster then expected and it has been fun to see Esther digging away. LOVE the service and the price. This is our new sand brand from now on!

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Sand is sand- ok

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    Nothing to write home about. Just clean sand to put in the hermit crab tank. Will likely buy again.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!!!!

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    So happy with this purchase. My hermie loves this stuff. I find she's a lot more active now that I've switched to this substrate. Also really good for retaining moisture/humidity

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    highly recommended

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    Honestly the only sand I will ever use again i have it in all 4 of my hermit crab tanks

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    17 days later -

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    we cleaned our hermit crab tank and replaced the sand with the Fluker's sand. Our crab named Muscles buried himself almost immediately and he didn't come out until 17 days later. My son picked him out at Ocean City MD in 2006 when he was 6 years old. 13 years and 8 months later we still have him. Thanks.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Saved my crabs life

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    My crabs were dying and this sand saved them and its awesome

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