Coenobita pelatus (also known as Strawberries) have started to surface in the United States. Reptile City is the first dealer to have these available to customer nationwide. We have shipped a handful to other dealers but most are going to be kept for our long-term research at our facility.
Strawberries are found widely in the tropical Indo-Pacific from the Red Sea to Samoa. Since these are so rare, Reptile City is only selling a small number of strawberries to our retail consumers. We hope to obtain enough feedback, which then will be compiled for a book which will be written about their experience with pelatus.
Pictures of the strawberries we have shipped will be used for post cards, calendars, and other gift shop related items.
" Thank you so much for my beautiful strawberry crabs that I received 01/23/15! They are clearly healthy and well-acclimatized; both crawled right out into my hands, and the female is currently soaking in the salt pool. Male seems a bit shyer but they have been through a lot. .
If you remember or have records, I would be interested to know when they were collected."