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Hermit Crab changes shell

Posted by Daniel H on January 13, 2015, 8:15 pm

Hermit crabs are all over the La Manz beach, but since people take
shells off the beach they can't grow very big due to a lack of a bigger shell
to move into. Kids also like to collect them with the crab in it. I try to encourage
them to let them go at the end of the day, not only so they can live but so they
can keep the balance of animals like ticks in check.

I have thought about making them bigger shells out of something
undesireable to collectors (ugly crap). I found a post where someone else has
actually done that (vs just thinking about it like I tend to do) and posted their

Problem is people will still collect them. I want to make something so ugly
no one will want it, except the crab.


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