It's a Fabulous, Crabulous Day!

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Lief Erikson and Spike share a grape. 

Lief gave me a heart attack this morning. Big Girl has been burrowed for a week or so and today, I discovered Lief strutting around in Big Girl’s shell. I broke the rules and dug around, expecting to find Big Girl naked and freshly molted…but instead I find her in a new shell, looking annoyed that I disturbed her nap. Ugh. Crab drama.

Lief Erikson and Spike share a grape.

Lief gave me a heart attack this morning. Big Girl has been burrowed for a week or so and today, I discovered Lief strutting around in Big Girl’s shell. I broke the rules and dug around, expecting to find Big Girl naked and freshly molted…but instead I find her in a new shell, looking annoyed that I disturbed her nap. Ugh. Crab drama.

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After experimenting with tons of fancy toys and decorative pieces, I’ve discovered that my crabs’ favorite climbing toys are the shells I stick in the substrate. Everything was boiled today so it’s time for a climbing frenzy!

After experimenting with tons of fancy toys and decorative pieces, I’ve discovered that my crabs’ favorite climbing toys are the shells I stick in the substrate. Everything was boiled today so it’s time for a climbing frenzy!

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These photos are from a few years ago, but this was the biggest hermit crab we ever found in the bay! What a big cutie.

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This lovely lady was carrying eggs! She was returned home to the water after a brief photo shoot.

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SO. MANY. FRIENDS! All friends were returned to the bay after this photo. (At one point, I held 14 hermit crabs at once. It was great.)

SO. MANY. FRIENDS! All friends were returned to the bay after this photo. (At one point, I held 14 hermit crabs at once. It was great.)

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Hermit crabs need more than food and water

I live by the beach and feel a pang of despair every time I see hermit crabs at a souvenir shop. Hopefully, more people will understand that no animal (be it a crab, a fish, a frog, or something else) is ever a “souvenir.”

(Source: crabstreet)

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