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Coconut Crab: The largest living arthropod to dwell on land (weighing up to 4.1 kilograms (9 pounds)), this hermit crab is known to climb trees and eat coconuts. Unlike other hermit crabs, only the juveniles wear shells. The older youngsters often wear coconut shells. They come in a variety of colors, such as orange and blue. They are rumored to steal shiny objects.

Based on what we know about the new needs of these animals in their current environment, the Hand Up Project proposes to manufacture alternative forms of housing, specifically designed for use by land hermit crabs, out of plastic. www.elizabethdema...

Making a break for it?

COCONUT CRAB Family: Hermit Crabs Habitat: Indo-Pacific islands Fun Fact: The Coconut Crab is the biggest arthropod (a group that includes insects, spiders, centipedes, shrimp and crayfish) to live on the land. Its legs can span up to 6.5 feet!

What happens when a Red Scooter Dragonet faces off against a swarm of hermit crabs, nassarius snails and Newman from Seinfeld? Let's put it this way: you wouldn't like him when he's angry!

Hermit crabs make for an unusual pet but people who have decided to become hermit crab owners quickly discover that these pets are interesting and easy to care for

Two land hermit crabs from Biak Island, Papua, Indonesia. Picture: Igor Siwanowicz / Barcroft Media

Man-made shells cast a new light on the lives of hermit crabs

How to Care for Hermit Crabs: 12 steps (with pictures) - Easy pet- Great info!

Hermit crabs are adorable animals that can make great pets if the owners are knowledgeable about hermit crab care. Hermit crabs have been abused...

Julija Lalina - New take on hermit-crabs.

Obsessed with hermit crabs.