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Photos of shells that are suitable for your hermit crabs

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A hermit crab’s shell is his home and his protection from predators and desiccation. Hermit crabs take up residence in discarded shells and can not make their own shell. When kept as pets it is…

Land Hermit Crab Shell Guide | The Crab Street Journal

A hermit crab's shell is his home and his protection from predators and desiccation. Hermit crabs take up residence in discarded shells and can not make their own shell. When kept as pets it is…

Aussie in whales eye shell!
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Aussie in whales eye shell!

Where can I buy sea shells for my hermit crabs? Photo credtit - Marnel Rodriguez
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FAQ Where can I get quality shells for my hermit crabs? | The Crab Street Journal

Where to buy shells for your land hermit crabs. A list of places to buy online.

FAQ- How do I choose suitable shells for my hermit crabs?

FAQ How do I choose suitable shells for my hermit crab? | The Crab Street Journal

Note: There is a newer version of this article: A hermit crab’s shell is his home and his protection from predators and dessication. Hermit crabs take up residence in discarded shells and can not…

FAQ When do hermit crabs change shells?  Shell Changing Queue - Photo by Brian Hampson

FAQ When do hermit crabs change shells? | The Crab Street Journal

A newer version of this article is available: http://crabstreetjournal.org/blog/2018/02/11/land-hermit-crab-shell-guide/ Note: Fun shell changing videos at the bottom of the post. crab_crazy asked:

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Do hermit crabs prefer lighter and larger shells?
Hermit Crabs

Do hermit crabs prefer lighter and larger shells? | The Crab Street Journal

Are hermit crabs looking for light and large shells?: evidence from natural and field induced shell exchanges Jose- Luis Osorno, LourdesFernandez- Casillas, CristinaRodriguez- Juareza Department of…