It's a Fabulous, Crabulous Day!

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Big Girl and LG duck, but don’t run away as I get close to them with my camera while they eat. Blue crabs were on the menu for both humans and hermits tonight!

Big Girl and LG duck, but don’t run away as I get close to them with my camera while they eat. Blue crabs were on the menu for both humans and hermits tonight!

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hermitharbor:

crablits:

Chirping! May have to turn the volume up a little (or a lot) to really hear it, but it’s there. Such a weird noise the little critturs make.

Big’un obviously took issue to be climbed on.

For those of you curious as to what chirping sounds like! Pitches and tones may vary (all of my guys sound different), but this is pretty typical. Enjoy the crabby chatter!

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fuckyeahaquaria:

Electric Orange Hermit Crab | Calcinus cf elegans

"The Electric Orange Hermit Crab is native to the Hawaiian Islands. Wild species make its home in abandoned snail or triton shells and pick amongst substrate and reef crevices for algae, seaweed, and other food sources. In the home aquarium, the Electric Orange Hermit Crab requires a similar, well-established environment with live rock outcroppings to forage amongst. With its voracious appetite for algae, the Electric Orange Hermit Crab will help keep green hair algae and cyanobacteria levels diminished in the aquarium. As an added benefit, this species of Calcinus also helps aerate your aquarium substrate as it sifts through the sand in search of food sources.” -

(by DRezendesPhoto)

fuckyeahaquaria:

Electric Orange Hermit Crab | Calcinus cf elegans

"The Electric Orange Hermit Crab is native to the Hawaiian Islands. Wild species make its home in abandoned snail or triton shells and pick amongst substrate and reef crevices for algae, seaweed, and other food sources. In the home aquarium, the Electric Orange Hermit Crab requires a similar, well-established environment with live rock outcroppings to forage amongst. With its voracious appetite for algae, the Electric Orange Hermit Crab will help keep green hair algae and cyanobacteria levels diminished in the aquarium. As an added benefit, this species of Calcinus also helps aerate your aquarium substrate as it sifts through the sand in search of food sources.” -

(by DRezendesPhoto)

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fabulouscrabulous:

Lief Erikson and Spike share a strawberry (they had chicken yesterday and hid it in the coco hut…)

In response to the comments - this is the first time I’ve seen them eat the green part! They’re weird about strawberries. Sometimes they get completely ignored, and other times they get eaten in minutes. 

fabulouscrabulous:

Lief Erikson and Spike share a strawberry (they had chicken yesterday and hid it in the coco hut…)

In response to the comments - this is the first time I’ve seen them eat the green part! They’re weird about strawberries. Sometimes they get completely ignored, and other times they get eaten in minutes. 

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