Science & Nature

Hermit Crabs, Understanding Their Care (Flex Class)

In this 4 week flex class, students will learn how to properly care for a hermit and share their "crabitats" with others.
Alison Parkhurst
20 total reviews for this teacher
New class
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No live meetings

Over 4 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

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Class Experience

Students will learn how to properly set up a crabitat and the best ways of taking care of them.
You may have some of the necessary materials already. Don't worry about having the materials before or even during the week I'll talk about them. 

Here is the list for the Hermit Crab Association to get a good idea:

To start, it would be helpful if you already have a glass aquarium tank (10 gallons per crab) and material for the substrate (playsand and cocofiber).

 Hermit Crabs - they need friends
 A Place for Them to Live – aquarium, 10 gallon minimum, based on size of crabs and amount
 A Lid - screen lid w/clips or aquarium lid
 Heat Source - under tank heater for use on back of tank, or heat lamp
 Water Dechlorinator – for fish or reptile
 Substrate - silica playsand and/or cocofiber
 2 Water Bowls - they need to be deep enough to submerge
 Salt Mix - for saltwater fish only
 Thermometer and Hygrometer
 Extra Shells – natural, the same size and larger
 Food - natural fruits, insects, meat and seafood
 Food Bowl - or clam shells
 Items to Climb On – decorations or driftwood
 Places to Hide - cocohuts, caves, fake plants
 Plants for Cover - silk or plastic
 Hand Mister 

In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
No live meetings, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Hermit Crab Assosiation website


Alison Parkhurst
Lives in the United States
B.S Elementary (K-6)/Special Education (K-12)
20 total reviews
29 completed classes

About Me

My name is Ms. Parkhurst. I have been teaching children with disabilities for 5 years in the 
public school setting. I am dual certified in elementary education (K-6) and special education (K-12). I also have a Master's Degree in School... 
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