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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
  • Substrate Type
    Sand
  • 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

    Hermit Heaven!

    By MamaBurgy on Apr 18, 2021

    I read the reviews of this and didn’t really believe sand could make that big of a difference. I’d always gotten the blue or red calcium type sand from the local pet store. Rex had never really dug in the sand before and I wondered about that. He is 8 years old now and my kids are older and it’s mostly me caring for him now, so I decided to spoil him with some new sand! I tried a bag of this sand on one side of the tank and the usual blue sand on the other side of the tank, as I didn’t want to shock him and was a little worried about changing things up. Rex did a good job of mixing them, but seemed to prefer this beach sand. So, the next month I got another bag and just added it to the other I read the reviews of this and didn’t really believe sand could make that big of a difference. I’d always gotten the blue or red calcium type sand from the local pet store. Rex had never really dug in the sand before and I wondered about that. He is 8 years old now and my kids are older and it’s mostly me caring for him now, so I decided to spoil him with some new sand! I tried a bag of this sand on one side of the tank and the usual blue sand on the other side of the tank, as I didn’t want to shock him and was a little worried about changing things up. Rex did a good job of mixing them, but seemed to prefer this beach sand. So, the next month I got another bag and just added it to the other sand so it was nice and deep. Oh my goodness, it’s like I have a new crab! His tank is in the hallway and we all heard him during the night, we were like “whoa Rex is having a party in there!” He went on this way for a week and also ate more. then sort of tunneled through the sand and buried himself and has been under the sand for over 2 weeks now! This sand is amazing and I really feel like it has made my crab feel more at home. Love it! … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    great substrate

    By Mags on Apr 14, 2021

    this sand mix is great, i know it will not get hard and the added probiotics help with any waste smells from the crabs, our tank smells like a damp salty beach, perfect

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Helps with bug + odor issues

    By crab on Nov 23, 2020

    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

    Hermit Crab Beach Sand

    By KimmySue on Dec 29, 2020

    My crabbies love this substrate! I've been using it for years and haven't had any problems.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

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

    By Dominique on Jun 21, 2020

    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

    Hermit crab Beach sand

    By Ashley on Oct 28, 2020

    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

    By Cristina on Jul 9, 2020

    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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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    They Love It!

    By irishk on Jul 14, 2020

    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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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Sand is sand- ok

    By KittyKat on Sep 8, 2020

    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!!!!

    By Victoria on Jun 22, 2020

    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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