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  • While land hermit crabs are not the most difficult pet to own, they do require more care than you may know in order to thrive. Read on for specific care requirements including housing, feeding, moisture, and more.

    Land Hermit Crab Basic Care Guide

    Land Hermit Crab Basic Care Guide

    by Mary Camley4

  • Out of all the crayfish available in the pet market, Cajun Dwarf crayfish are the most adorable because of their miniature size. I have kept and successfully bred Cajuns for the last year and a half, and I'll explain how to care for them in this article.

    How to Care for Cajun Dwarf Crayfish (Cambarellus shufeldtii)

    How to Care for Cajun Dwarf Crayfish (Cambarellus shufeldtii)

    by mariekbloch0

  • Extra care should be given to a molting hermit crab when the time comes and there are many theories on how best to assist them. Unfortunately, some beginner crab owners don't quite know what to do when the hermit crab molts...

    How to Care for a Molting Hermit Crab

    How to Care for a Molting Hermit Crab

    by finatics6

  • A basic guide to caring for the Jerusalem cricket or "Child of the Earth" bug.

    Jerusalem Cricket Care

    Jerusalem Cricket Care

    by Anne Ryefield2

  • Triops australiensis and Triops longicaudatus are commonly sold as pets. Triops are considered living fossils as they existed over 300 million years ago.

    Triops Facts and How to Raise Pet Triops

    Triops Facts and How to Raise Pet Triops

    by lady rain0

  • Silkworms have been domesticated for a long time. They are easy to care for, and the phases of their life are intriguing to watch. This article should provide enough information to decide if silkworms will make a suitable pet for you or your child.

    How to Take Care of Your First Pet Silkworms

    How to Take Care of Your First Pet Silkworms

    by Jana Louise Smit2

  • Come explore what a beekeeper does when spring arrives. Learn how the beekeeper sets the foundation for a fruitful harvest and prepares the bees for the rest of the year.

    What Do Beekeepers Do in Spring?

    What Do Beekeepers Do in Spring?

    by Chris Andrews2

  • Hermit crabs are one of the most misunderstood animals in the pet trade. Myths and improper husbandry advice abound, but have no fear: this guide will help you sift through all the false information.

    Hermit Crab Care Facts and Myths

    Hermit Crab Care Facts and Myths

    by Becky11

  • This article contains an overview of the care requirements of Vietnamese Centipedes, including enclosure specifications, feeding requirements, and temperature considerations.

    Vietnamese Centipede Care and Maintenance

    Vietnamese Centipede Care and Maintenance

    by Jacob Melendez3

  • The world of phasmids is unique and wonderful, and these fascinating insects are growing in popularity in the pet trade. Learn more about these beautiful bugs and take a look at a few of the most memorable species as you consider a simple phasmid for your next pet!

    Everything You Want to Know About Keeping Phasmids as Pets

    Everything You Want to Know About Keeping Phasmids as Pets

    by Shaddie18

  • There's more to hermit crabs than just giving them a cage and a sponge. This article will go over the basics of providing your hermit crab with a happy home that meets their needs.

    Hermit Crab Care Basics

    Hermit Crab Care Basics

    by Alex0

  • Black widow spiders are great pets for the responsible adult looking to have a unique animal be a part of their family. They require very little care and are downright fascinating!

    How to Care for a Pet Black Widow Spider

    How to Care for a Pet Black Widow Spider

    by Becky19

  • Whether you're just getting started with beekeeping or you're ready to try a new hive style, here's the lowdown on Langstroth's, Warre, and top bar hives from an experienced homesteader.

    Beekeeping and Different Bee Apiaries Explained

    Beekeeping and Different Bee Apiaries Explained

    by Stacy Hannert0

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