Shrek the hermit crab playing in the shell shop πŸšπŸ¦€ #hermitcrab #hermitcrabs #hermitcrabsofinstagram #hermitcrabcare
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Fiona the hermit crab changing shells πŸšπŸ¦€ #hermitcrab #hermitcrabs #hermitcrabsofinstagram #hermitcrabcare
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Animal of the day: Hermit crabπŸ¦€β € β € These shy little guys can be found on beaches and in the tropic and temperate oceans around the worldπŸŒβ € They not true crabs and are actually closer related to porcelain crabs or squat lobsters.β € They have a hard exterior, an exoskeleton, in the front of it's body and it's six limbs. But is abdomen or the back part of it's body is soft and curved or coiled up, so it uses seashells to cover up it's vulnerable partπŸšβ € They are not born with a shell and must therefore scavenge to find one. Most hermit crabs uses shells from sea snails, but some uses the shells of mussels, stone and even hollow woodπŸŒβ € When hermit crabs grow they, of course, have to change shells and if a competitor is interested in the same shell, they will sometimes fight to the death though it is rareπŸ™ˆβ € In other situations they have been seen forming a vacancy chain to exchange shells. β € If a hermit crab finds a shell, that is too big for it, it will wait. more small hermit crabs will inspect the shell and wait, where they form a line arranging them from biggest to smallest. β € When a big enough hermit crab comes, it will claim the shell and leave it's own for the first in line, who will leave it's shell for the next and so on - amazing! πŸ€β € β € For more posts, please like and followβ˜˜οΈβ € β € #hermitcrab #crab #crabs #crustaceans #beach #coast #sand #tanning #sandcastles #animal #animals #nature #wildlife #earth #earthunaltered #animaloftheday #science #biology #zoology #ocean #sea #underthesea #swimming #diving #cute #cuteanimals #funnyanimals #weirdanimals
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Walking around with your house on your back while fighting the groundswell - the hermit crab 🐚 πŸ¦€. . #NEPTUNstudio #NEPTUNESWORLD #photographer #videographer #canon #sigma #scubadiving #icanbreatheunderwater #hermitcrab #redsea #egypt #marsaalam #corayadiversmarsaalam @coraya_divers_marsa_alam
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Theme from Magnificent Seven. #sea #beach #hermitcrab
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I'm using a small bamboo steamer lid as a holder for the hermit crabs 'shell shop' Helps keep sand out of the shells #hermitcrab #hermitcrabs #hermitcrabsofinstagram #hermitcrabcare
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I made an easy to climb bridge for the Crabitat Made from a flexible ruler and loom bands I chose loom bands over rubber bands as the rubber bands had a smell and the loom bands didnt I washed them all in prime treated water before putting into the tank #hermitcrab #hermitcrabs #hermitcrabsofinstagram #hermitcrabcare
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Some ocean treats for my hermit crabs I boil it all first Cuttlefish bone, crustacean shells, sea urchin shells and seaweed #hermitcrab #hermitcrabs #hermitcrabsofinstagram #hermitcrabcare
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