I'm not sure if his name should be Hermint, because evidently that's what my son believes them to be called.
He knows lots about them - regeneration, scavengers, tidal pool dwellers, only he calls them Hermint Crabs. (Course, our Herman is a land dweller from the Jamaican Islands.)
So Herman (mint) is his name. His second name, as Trev put it, is Frodericks. Which I can certianly appreciate.
We're very fond of him already.
He hasn't gotten much sleep this early afternoon (they are nocturnal, you know) as we are thoroughly excited to have a new member of the family. And we keep checking on him to see what this spectacular creature is up to.
He's been fed crackers, and strawberries - along with his pellet food, and we are in general doing our very best to make him feel comfortable, and to give him a sense of belonging.
The guy at Petco said they're social creatures but that he'd be alright solo - the book says to get him friends (of his own size). So that's what we'll do asap. Two more should do it, shouldn't it?
He is a Strawberry Hermit Crab. A large, superb creature.