||Caribbean Hermit Crab|
||Alpharetta, Georgia, USA|
is my nickel-sized Caribbean Hermit Crab. When I adopted him, he
was living in a shell far too big for him. However, he soon moved into a
new mobile home more his size. He was also missing half a leg, a piece
of his big pincher, and an antenna. This does not seem to affect him
much, though, because he is very active!
One of his favorite games is
redecorating the crabitat. This is where he digs under the food bowl and
flips it over, drags off the gravel from inside the water bowl and
buries it, and hauls around the other shells in the crabitat (some many
times his size) and leaves them where he pleases. He is a very lovable
little guy and very entertaining to watch. We are looking forward to his
next molt when he will regenerate all his missing limbs!
P.S. - You can also see Beto and his two brothers (Rodrigo and Alonzo)
in their hermit disco.