Hermit crabs

A hermit crab’s mobile home

Many of us may have experienced the disappointment of picking up a beautiful shell on the beach only to find it inhabited by a sea creature, frequently a hermit crab, requiring it to be returned to the ocean. There are over 800 described species of hermit crabs, ten legged crustaceans with a soft abdomen, most READ MORE

Facts about Hermit crabs

Facts about Hermit crabs. Hermit crabs can be found both on land and in water. Unlike the normal crabs, hermit crabs have a soft vulnerable abdomen that needs protection. The most common protection they use is snail shells, but it can be any shell they fit into. When shells are hard to find they also READ MORE