Bathing

The Importance of Baths Land Hermit Crabs can drown if submerged in water for an extended time (fishermen say around an hour), but they have been observed bathe themselves in shallow pools to replace shell water and wash out any foods and wastes from their shells when in the wild. Hermit Crabs urinate through their […]

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Hermit Crab Biology

Land Hermit Crabs have adapted to live on land and can drown if submerged in water. The abdomen of a hermit crab is very soft and vulnerable; unlike ‘true’ crabs, hermit crabs do not have a hard shell to protect themselves. To survive, they must tuck their abdomens within the abandoned shell of a marine […]

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Lost Limbs

What is Autotomy?   Comes from the latin words autos for “self” and tomos for “cut Autotomy can be described as self-cutting, Websters dictionary describes autotomy as a “reflex separation of a part (as an appendage) from the body: division of the body into two or more pieces.” Hermit Crabs can autotomize (drop) and regenerate […]

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Are You Ready for a Land Hermit Crab?

ARE YOU READY FOR A LAND HERMIT CRAB?   Australian Land Hermit Crab Care Guide   THE BIG PICTURE Caring for a land hermit crab is more than just food and salt. The initial set up for a land hermit crab can include much more than you previously thought. The good news is that there […]

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