This is another poorly known species and is the largest species of Coenobitae
using shells with openings up to 80mm and even coconuts when they are caught
short. They can range from a pink/purple to a dark violet colouration and have
pale lavender claws granules covering the body. In the wild they are mostly
found individually and donít live around other Hermit crabs though groups
can be kept housed together with out any problems. Though omnivorous they are
more carnivorous than other hermits and meat should make up 40% of their diet.
They are the most hardy of the species we stock and require temperatures around
20-26į C and 65 up to 75% Humidity.