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Postby seekncritters » Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:51 pm

I've never seen a hermit crab sharing it's home with anyone... Thought this was so cute! :D

Pacific Red Hermit Crab (Elassochirus gilli), Resurrection Bay, Alaska

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Postby Leslie Harris » Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:36 am

That's too funny... I bet the scallop (?-Janna, help!) was not amused when the crab moved into its home.

Hermits actually are not that solitary. All kinds of critters live with them - anemones (up to 3 different species in one shell), other crustaceans, worms, even fish.
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Postby maggieD » Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:29 am

That is too cute! Great shot, Dana.
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