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Hey guys, yesterday night I noticed a hermit crab trying to change shells. There were what I think are eggs on the side of the hermit crab. They are brown and I have a picture. If they are eggs when will they hatch? I moved the hermit crab and the other shells into a tub with tiny holes in it floating around the tank so I can catch any babies if they are eggs. Please let me know! Thanks! image.jpg
 

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They are eggs and hermit crabs as well as all crustaceans lay eggs all the time when they are healthy and fed enough. They will hatch and for a day you will have very tiny swimming hermit crabs all over the place. But unfortunately, they will all die as they spend the first few weeks floating among the plankton where they eat the tiniest of foods, foods that you won't have in a tank. Most of the time these things go unnoticed because they normally hatch at night
 
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