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Hermit Crab’s New Home

Hermit crabs or Soldier Crabs are usually very particular about their shells. Shell switching is not uncommon as the crab searches for the perfect shell. Barry and I had laid out four shells we had and it seemed that his … Continue reading

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Hermit Crab’s New Home

This little Soldier Crab was maneuvering quite easily with his four inch, closed pipe for a home. Barry watched him while I ran to get my camera and play realtor by looking for some shells that might make a new, more … Continue reading

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More Hermit crabs

You may think that I’ve gone crazy for crabs but I couldn’t resist taking photos of this hermit crab. Barry found this little guy on his way to the pool. I got him to pose for the camera because as … Continue reading

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Hermit Crab

We found this little hermit crab on our walkway. It is known as the Caribbean hermit crab (Coenobita clypeatus) and also known locally as the soldier crab. Some call it the purple pincher because of its distinctive purple claw. Caribbean hermit crabs often wander through … Continue reading

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