Hermit Crab, hiding in coral where it normally lives. Unlike other hermit crabs, its home is stationary.

A hermit crab feeds on plankton from it's little hole in the coral by Cor Bosman & Julie Edwards Underwater Photography

Many kids would like to have a hermit crab as a pet. It is important to understand how to care for this unique pet. This is a guide about caring for a hermit crab.

Caring For a Hermit Crab

Many kids (Lindsey) would like to have a hermit crab as a pet. It is important to understand how to care for this unique pet. This is a guide about caring for a hermit crab.

At night, if you bring a flashlight along the beach you may find a hermit crab!

At night, if you bring a flashlight along the beach you may find a hermit crab!

A tiny hermit crab close-up   Photograph by sleepychinchilla on Flickr. In this wonderful close-up taken on the island of Olhuveli in the Maldives, we see the home of a tiny little hermit crab. The photograph was taken back in 2008 by sleepychinchilla. .

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Glass hermit crab - I'm a bit squeamish, but still think this is cool.

Crabs in Glass Houses.Scientists at the New Zealand Marine Studies Centre placed glass shells into a hermit crab tank. The crabs moved into the glass shells shortly after, allowing scientists to study the crabs.

Tiny Hermit Crab 3 by *Guardfather

Sorry but I have a sudden obsession with crabs. It is not weird, I just love exotics pets and these are the next step up from fish.

#purple legged #Hermit #crab (Pylopaguropsis leimatrei) / Moorea

creepy but i always wondered what my hermit crab looked like out his shell lol

Deep Water Scaphopoda   Tusk Shell, Aquatic Hermit Crab  He or she was found by the Curasub living inside a discarded Scaphopoda shell on the sand at around 750 feet. He uses that big weird looking claw as an operculum of sorts meaning that claw will not fit inside the shell so he uses it as his protective door.

Pagurus curacaoensis is a deep-sea hermit crab that lives in scaphopod shells

CORAL HERMIT CRABS These tiny coral hermit crabs are each the size of two grains of rice. (Long grain or enriched, we don’t know.) They live in the abandoned holes and crevices of hard corals, straining plankton out of seawater with their featherlike antennae for sustenance.

CORAL HERMIT CRABS These tiny coral hermit crabs are each the size of two grains of rice. They live in the abandoned holes and crevices of hard corals, straining plankton out of seawater with their featherlike antennae for sustenance.

Hermit Crabs belong in the wild

Hermit Crabs - spotted these guys while at a beach resort at Khor. Very gentle creatures, and camouflage perfectly at the sea bed.

Blue legged hermit crabs

Pretty picture of a blue legged hermit crab with purple algae on its shell!

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