Two land hermit crabs from Biak Island, Papua, Indonesia  Picture: Igor Siwanowicz / Barcroft Media

Two land hermit crabs from Biak Island, Papua, Indonesia Picture: Igor Siwanowicz / Barcroft Media

7 Reasons Why You Should Never Buy a Hermit Crab | Companion Animals | Living | PETA

7 Reasons Why You Should Never Buy a Hermit Crab | Companion Animals | Living | PETA

CORAL HERMIT CRABS These tiny coral hermit crabs are each the size of two grains of rice. (Long grain or enriched, we don’t know.) They live in the abandoned holes and crevices of hard corals, straining plankton out of seawater with their featherlike antennae for sustenance.

CORAL HERMIT CRABS These tiny coral hermit crabs are each the size of two grains of rice. (Long grain or enriched, we don’t know.) They live in the abandoned holes and crevices of hard corals, straining plankton out of seawater with their featherlike antennae for sustenance.

Deep Water Scaphopoda   Tusk Shell, Aquatic Hermit Crab  He or she was found by the Curasub living inside a discarded Scaphopoda shell on the sand at around 750 feet. He uses that big weird looking claw as an operculum of sorts meaning that claw will not fit inside the shell so he uses it as his protective door.

Deep Water Scaphopoda Tusk Shell, Aquatic Hermit Crab He or she was found by the Curasub living inside a discarded Scaphopoda shell on the sand at around 750 feet. He uses that big weird looking claw as an operculum of sorts meaning that claw will not fit inside the shell so he uses it as his protective door.

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