@calabama71: Hermit crabs will eat a large variety of foods. In their natural habitat, they are scavengers, eating just about anything that they can find. They love lettuce, fruits, and vegetables. They have even been known to enjoy peanut butter. Some “table scraps” are actually good for your hermit crab because they can contain sea salts that are beneficial to their diet.
Fresh water for drinking is very important for the crab. You can use a small container for water. Be careful not to use one that is deep because the hermit crab can fall in and drown. Some people use scallop type seashells for a “drinking bowl”. They will also drink water from the wet sponge that you put in their cage.