Hermit Crabs

Discussion in 'Inverts' started by Inertiatic, Dec 17, 2011.

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  1. Inertiatic

    Inertiatic Bubble Tip Anemone

    Nov 2, 2011
    Carlsbad, CA
    When they molt, their old exoskeleton looks creepily like a real crab.

    A few weeks ago I saw what I thought was a dead hermit. Fished him out and trashed him, and then a few days later Saw another one, but let the crew take care of it. Then another few days later I found one of my "dead hermits."

    Freaked me out, figured it had to be a molt then. Then just a few days ago I saw my fourth hermit crawling around. No one died at all, so weird how lifelike their old exoskeletons look.

    Their pretty funny little things too. I just had one crawl his way up the silicone in a corner and attempt to leap onto my mag float. Missed and just layed there with his back on the sand for a minute.