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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According to the Seattle Aquarium, there are over 500 different species of hermit crabs around the world. In spite of what their name implies, hermit crabs are not solitary animals and can usually be found in groups of a... More »

Hermit crabs are omnivores and eat almost anything available. In captivity, they may eat raw fish, cooked chicken and a variety of vegetables, fruits and nuts. More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Hermit crabs kept as pets can easily live for over 10 years if cared for properly. One crab owner, Carol Ormes of Ft. Myers, Florida, kept a pair of crabs that lived to be over 30 years old. More »