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 Researchers

A Abrahams, Peter – University of Toronto. RESEARCH TITLE: Community Ecology, Evolutionary Ecology and Theory Abrams, Peter , J. P. 1993 Desportes Review of Assessments and Decisions: A Study of Information Gathering by Hermit Crabs, by R. W. Animal Behaviour Vol. 46, No. 3, September 1993 http://www.idealibrary.com/links/doi/10.1006/anbe.1993.1235 B Barnes, D. K. Barnes DK. Resource availability: Ancient […]

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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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