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A fact that children may be interested to know is that hermit crabs are not really hermits but are rather social animals. They interact and feed together with their kind in the wild. They received their name because they... More »

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Hermit crabs molt, or shed their skin, once a year as a part of their regular growth cycle. During the molting process, a hermit crab may bury itself in the gravel or sand and stay there for a few weeks to shed its exosk... More »

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Hermit crabs produce solid waste. They defecate into their shells. At intervals, they clean the waste out of their shells, depositing it on the ground. Individuals who keep hermit crabs as pets have to routinely remove t... More »

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Hermit crabs are popular pets that are fairly easy to care for as long as attention is paid to detail. Appropriate environmental factors are vital for their well-being, so be sure to set up their aquarium properly, using... More »

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Like other members of the order Decapoda, hermit crabs have a total of 10 legs. These include the chelipeds, or front claws, which are used for grasping and pinching. The larger of the two chelipeds is designed for self-... More »

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Hermit crabs are marine or terrestrial invertebrates called decapods that mostly live underwater, with a few tropical species living on the land. They are named for their habit of living in scavenged shells, which they m... More »

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Hermit crabs molt, or shed their skin, once a year as a part of their regular growth cycle. During the molting process, a hermit crab may bury itself in the gravel or sand and stay there for a few weeks to shed its exosk... More »

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