Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Hermit Crabs


When I was little we had pet hermit crabs: Edgar and Allan.
They were slow moving, mellow creatures. My brother and I spent hours building Lego houses and mazes for them to explore.
One day I made the mistake of holding Edgar in the palm of my hand. Guess what happened?

7 comments:

RHSteeleOH said...

What happened? :)

Namowal said...

Hi RHSteeleOH,
Guess who pinched me and wouldn't let go? I don't know how I got him off.
At the time I couldn't understand why he'd be so mean. I'd built him a nice Lego fortress and all he could do was pinch me?

Linda said...

Ha! Great hermit crab illo.

Namowal said...

Thanks, Linda.
Edgar actually looked more like this
Note the innocent Me? Pinch somebody? look he's sporting...

walterworld said...

We had hermit crabs too...I guess the were quite popular in the 70's.

My older brother had 3 or 4 of them and they were always changing shells. My brother would purchase alternative ones and leave them strewn on the bottom of the terrerium(?) floor for them to squabble over.

Haven't thought about that in YEARS!!!

Thanks as always...

Namowal said...

Hi Walterworld,
I looked around on the internet and discovered that people still keep these things as pets, but I don't think they're as popular as they were in the 1970s.
Turns out that they need special conditions to thrive- fresh and salt water to drink, 70% humidity, etc... and can live 10 or 15 years! Who knew?

Anonymous said...

guess what i had like 100 my whole life none of them pinched so all of them are not mean yu just cant scare them!!!!!!!!!!! them will pinch if u scare them!!!!! they are very cool very unicke animals! right now i am holding mine that is named sweety pie and she has never oinched anyone her whole life so there never judge a hermit crab by its shell hahaha get it! get on test it out they are very easy to take care of and also quit and sleep durning the day and up all night!!!! they love wood to climd on and also need to feed a small amount every week! make sure u spray it so they can eat it!!! also u need to keep temp. between 72-80. they could freeze or heat up and die! they need water and sand and molch!also a light to keep them warm and so yu need to spray thier tank!!!!