Fluker's Hermit Beach Sand Substrate, slide 1 of 1

Fluker's Hermit Beach Sand Substrate, 6-lb bag

  • List Price:

    $8.49

  • Price:

    $2.51 FREE 1-3 dayShipping over $49

  • You Save:

    $5.98 (70%)

In stock
cw-icon-heart Created with Sketch. Add to Favorites
Description

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

See all items by Fluker's

  • 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.

Rating: 4.7 of 5 stars 33 Reviews 33 Reviews 4.8 out of 5 Stars

Filter reviews by star rating

100% Recommend

100% of reviewersrecommend this product

Rating: 4.7 of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

You've Already Reviewed This Item

33 Reviews

Showing 1-10 of 33 Reviews

  • 5 out of 5 stars

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

    By on

    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

    You liked it! Something went wrong. Please try again later. Report
  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!!!!

    By on

    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

    You liked it! Something went wrong. Please try again later. Report
  • 5 out of 5 stars

    17 days later -

    By on

    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.

    You liked it! Something went wrong. Please try again later. Report
  • 5 out of 5 stars

    The Crabs Love It

    By on

    I am hermit crab sitting for a coworker while we are quarantined. I thought they needed new sand and bought this for them! They absolutely love it!

    You liked it! Something went wrong. Please try again later. Report
  • 5 out of 5 stars

    good sand, but arrives wet!

    By on

    I bought this sand as I just needed a sand substrate for some beetles I have. It’s great sand, but just a heads up, it arrives wet in the bag. Since my beetles are desert beetles, I had to bake it in the oven and dry it out before I could use it. Other than that, it’ll work just fine for them!

    You liked it! Something went wrong. Please try again later. Report
  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Crab Sand

    By on

    I love this sand. My hermit crabs love it because it’s perfect for burrowing and it comes already moistened. The bag is of decent size as well. 2 bags covered the bottom of my 10 gallon aquarium and made for almost 3 inches of substrate. I would definitely recommend this sand and will be buying again.

    You liked it! Something went wrong. Please try again later. Report
  • 5 out of 5 stars

    They love it

    By on

    My hermit crabs feel right at home with this sand. Great price to.... its very natural I would buy again for sure..

    You liked it! Something went wrong. Please try again later. Report
  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Best hermit crab sand there is.

    By on

    Montana97 is wrong about this sand. I've had my crab for about 10 yrs. now and he absolutely loves it. I do a complete cage cleanup every fall because my crab hibernate in the winter. When he reappears, in the spring, he starts switching shells constantly, its almost like he's playing. He has never, ever gotten stuck in any of his shells. He also starts to burrow the minute I put him back in his tank with this sand. I highly recommend this sand for hermit crabs.

    You liked it! Something went wrong. Please try again later. Report
  • 5 out of 5 stars

    love this sand!

    By on

    I mix about 3 bags of sand with coconut fiber for a 20 L gallon tank. I have three hermits and they all absolutely love it! You’re going to want to add water to the mixture if you do decide to mix due to the fact that you want a moist substrate. I would Totally recommend this hermits

    You liked it! Something went wrong. Please try again later. Report
  • 4 out of 5 stars

    My hermie baby's love it!

    By on

    I truly love this sand! And 2 hermie baby's love it too! I heard some pretty bad stories about calcium sand like it's sticks to them like glue when it dries not true at all! Stays moist for along time if you're tank is sealed off for humidity!

    You liked it! Something went wrong. Please try again later. Report