Hermit Crabs


What do you know about hermit crabs?

20130213-152929.jpg

20130213-152940.jpg

20130213-152946.jpg

Advertisements

One thought on “Hermit Crabs

  1. Hi these are hemite crabs

    Did you know that as hermit crabs grow they change shells for larger ones? When they are about to change shells, they need to have another shell ready. They try to change shells when no one is around so they can do it on their own.

    Did you know that hermit crabs aren’t really crabs at all? Unlike a true crab, hermit crabs
    have a long abdomen, and they don’t have a hard covering. The shells they use are leftover shells from snails. They use them for protection

    Did you know that hermit crabs have been heard making croaking sounds. It is being studied to find out if it is another way for hermit crabs to communicate, and if it’s not, they want to know what it means.

    Hermit crabs have five pairs of legs that are used for different things. The first pair of legs have claws. The claws are used for eating and climbing. The other four pairs of legs are used for walking and used to find food.

    People who keep them as pets can see that they are very fast walkers. Usually the entire body is covered with hard, calcified armor. The hermit crab does not have this protection on the hindmost part of its body, the abdomen, which is soft and vulnerable.

    where they live
    Hermit crabs live on the Pacific seashore around the tidal pools and high tide pools. They also live on beaches, sandy shores, in their shells, and in people’s homes. (They make very good pets for little kids.) Did you know that hermit crabs can be found almost all over the world? Well, they are.

    what they eat
    Hermit crabs live on the Pacific seashore around the tidal pools and high tide pools. They also live on beaches, sandy shores, in their shells, and in people’s homes. (They make very good pets for little kids.) Did you know that hermit crabs can be found almost all over the world? Well, they are.

    other information
    •Did you know that hermit crabs are nocturnal? They move around more at night then during the day.
    •Did you also know that when hermit crabs get a drink of water they use their claws to scoop it up to their mouth? They do that by dipping their claws into the water.
    •Did you know that hermit crabs are arthropods which is the largest group of animals (it includes insects and spiders)?
    •Did you know there are 800 species of hermit crabs?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s