thank you pacanis, qsis, jpmc, connie, and sparrowgrass.
squzie, good luck with it if you get one.
robo, this wouldn't even be enough for an amuse bouche. gotta fatten it up first.
bilby, you're, uh, kitty whipped.
pacanis, that trained turtle is hysterical. thanks!
i'll buy a 10 gallon tank the next time i have to go to petsmart for cat, parrot, and hermit crab food. probably next week. from what i've read, the rule of thumb is that you need 10 gallons for every inch of shell, so it'll be ok for now. also need to get gravel, the sunning rock, and a filter.
i wanted something larger, but we don't have the room. it has to fit on a shelf above the hermit crab cage.
i'll also utilize the little tank he's in now as the daily feeding tank.
and thanks for the suggestions, but i think we'll stick to pellets for now.
i really don't need my 3 year old making daddy a worm and minnow sandwich, then having a fit because i won't eat it.
i'll let you know how it is if i ever do.