So now I gotta ask -- how bad is the smell? The wife is a concerned, because everytime we've seen those palm-sized hermit crabs there's always this funk lingering around the tank. LOL.
I ask because since I'm at least 1k miles from the ocean in any direction, and I'd like to be able to keep at least 2 months worth of food available at all times for my octo when I get it. For at least a month, winters here get to the -10s and I'd be afraid of any food I have shipped in dying of exposure. Running to the nearest FS is a bit out of the question since they sell crabs as pets and...$5 for a day's worth of food? Ouch.
Right now I'm planning on ordering 100 clams on Saturday, so they get shipped Monday morning and I'll have a chance to let them get comfy in my setup, but I'd also like to set up one of our smaller tanks with just crabs...but everytime I mention it the wife gives me this look...kinda like when I first mentioned we were getting an octo.
I'm planning on trying frozen food, too, but it's common knowledge here...
"Don't trust seafood in a landlocked state."