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Saturday, 8 October 2016

Hermit Crabs & Fiddler Crabs At Pet Fiesta.

I was looking through the Critter's folder to see what I can post and for joining Saturday's Critters and I found these photos which I have overlooked. These photos were taken at the Pet Fiesta held about 2 months ago. These are Hermit Crabs. At first glance, some of them looked like garden snails because of their shells but they are not. I googled for information on Hermit Crabs.  
Hermit crabs live in large colonies and they are often found sleeping piled up together. They need their friends. 
They live in the tropics and can live up to 30 years living in the wild. They need plenty of space to climb and move around.
 They need lots of substrate to burrow, hide or bury themselves in for molting. They spend about 1 to 2 months underground molting and are not to be disturbed.
If the air around them gets too dry, the crabs cannot breathe!
They need humidity and warm temperature.
Fiddler crabs with their giant claws in a tank.
Hermit crabs need an assortment of larger shells as homes for the crab's growth. If the shells were painted with toxic paints, the toxic will harm the crabs.
Most species of Hermit crabs have long and soft curved abdomens. 
The vulnerable abdomen is protected from predators by a salvaged empty seashell carried by the hermit crab, into which its whole body can retract.
Hermit crabs housed in an assortment of temporary homes. As they grow, they change from smaller homes to bigger homes free of charge!

Linking to Saturday's Critters.

For we know that when this tent we live in now

is taken down - when we die and leave these bodies -

we will have wonderful new bodies in heaven,

homes that will be ours forevermore, made for us

by God himself and not by human hands.

(2 Corinthians 5:1, The Living Bible-TLB)

46 comments:


  1. Great post!xx

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    1. Thank you, Vildana. Have a beautiful Sunday!

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  2. That's very interesting. So basically these hermit carbs "borrow" the shells of other creatures. I remember hermit crabs from my childhood when I played at the beach. They would scurry very fast and then disappear under the sand.

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    1. Because of this post, I get to know something about hermit crabs. I only get to know that they borrow the empty shells of other creatures for their temporary homes or shelter. Interesting creature!

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  3. Really fascinating information about these crabs and great photos of them too!

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    1. Thank you, Christine. Have a fantastic day!

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  4. Thanks for sharing... Enjoy your weekend ya...

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. Enjoy your weekend too!

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  5. People keep the strangest pets!

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    1. Yes, Tom. This is just one of them. Have a great day!

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  6. Hello, my son had a pet hermit crab for years. They are kind of neat, but I always prefer seeing the wild critters, stay wild. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Eileen. Keeping hermit crabs as pets is new to me. Before this I knew nothing about hermit crabs but now through this post, I learn something new. Have a happy day and enjoy your new week ahead!

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  7. Fascinating and beautiful. I love hermit crabs and snails! :)

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    1. Thank you, Linda. Have a fantastic day!

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  8. interesting. We have watched these hermit crabs at the beach before.

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    1. Thank you, Jeanne. I have only seen them from afar and didn't know much about them. Have a great Sunday!

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  9. I learned a lot about crabs this morning. Thank you.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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    1. Thank you, Sandee. All the above info is interesting and also new to me. Have a wonderful Sunday!

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  10. What a fun and interesting post. Well done. Have a great weekend Diane

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    1. Thank you, Diane. Have a great Sunday!

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    1. Thank you, William. Have a fantastic day!

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  12. i like them. i hope they have good lives as pets.

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    1. Thank you, Theresa. I hope the owners take good care of them.

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  13. crabs are amazing animals and I did not know they live so long

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    1. I found amazing is that they can adapt into their temporary homes easily!

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  14. I LOVE your crab info and pictures! They are so cute and funny. I had no idea that they live 30 years!!! I did know they find empty shells for homes. I had to go back and look at your pictures again! One of your best posts ever!

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    1. Thank you, Ginny. If I didn't do this post, I will never get to know about these hermit crabs. Have a wonderful day!

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  15. Lovely post dear!Have a great weekend! xx

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    1. Thank you, Beauty. Have a great Sunday!

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  16. When I was young, my friends like to go to the beach to catch these hermit crabs to play with them.

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    1. I have seen them from afar, they were too fast for us to catch them.

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  17. Hi Nancy,
    Oh thought snails at a glance but they are hermit crabs.

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    1. I thought so too! But later found out that they borrow other's shell for their temporary home.

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  18. Awesome post. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thank you, Beena. Have a great day!

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  19. quite interesting and little creepy as i am little scared of these because i don't them around .
    best wishes dear

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    1. Thank you, Baili. Best wishes to you too! I prefer hermit crabs, they are not as creepy as snails.

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  20. Hello Nancy!:) They are cute critters when they run with their shells.

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    1. Thank you, Breathtaking. They are funny to look at. Have a happy day!

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  21. I found your post today quite fascinating Nancy.

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    1. Thank you, Mamas. I learned a lot while putting up this post. Have a fantastic new week!

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  22. The last pic is ok... but the rest look a bit too much like the common garden snail for my liking haha. *geli*

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    1. I too do not like their temporary snail homes. I too do not like garden snails.

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