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What I learned from Pick of the Week [Apr. 3rd, 2016|08:41 pm]

If you are sitting by a rock pool, hoping to see a hermit crab moving into a new shell, you can help things along by dropping a suitable shell into the pool.

With thanks to Phil Gates, who I see had already written about this in the Guardian.

And if you really want to spy on the private life of the hermit crab, make that a glass shell.

Here's the programme which was featured on PotW: I haven't listened to it. Nice photo of Phil, though.

And this article has some great photos of hermit crabs in glass shells (plus one in a Lego house, which is silly).

From: artistatlarge
2016-04-04 03:07 am (UTC)
I love the idea of a glass shell! As long as none of the other crabs, er, throw stones.
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2016-04-04 09:59 am (UTC)
So long as the hermit crab in the glass shell doesn't start the stone-throwing!

But I love that they recognise the function of the shell without being perturbed that it's see-though.
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