News Article. Hermit Crabs Attracted to Dead Hermits

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News Article. Hermit Crabs Attracted to Dead Hermits

Post by Motörcrab » Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:36 pm

I saw this article pop up in my news feed. Summed up hermits we're found to be attracted to the smell of a deceased hermit crab to try and take over the shell.

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/her ... r-own-dead

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Re: News Article. Hermit Crabs Attracted to Dead Hermits

Post by angelbearpuppy » Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:00 pm

that is really intresting
I have owned Hermit Crabs for 2 Years

I have 1 E named Monkey and 2 PP named Shy Guy and Little P

I also own 1 PP named Dory who stays in my classroom

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Re: News Article. Hermit Crabs Attracted to Dead Hermits

Post by RiNiKy506 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:38 pm

Wow! It does make sense. The time lapse video is pretty cool, watching them come and go.


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Re: News Article. Hermit Crabs Attracted to Dead Hermits

Post by ROSIEonFIRE » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:26 pm

Yeah i saw that article. Makes perfect sense when you think about it. Not to mention, easy meal ;)

Honestly I've been thinking about bringing some sterilized shells with me the next time I go somewhere tropical and donating them to the local hermit crabs. We need to figure out a better way to live on this planet.

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News Article. Hermit Crabs Attracted to Dead Hermits

Post by RiNiKy506 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:53 pm

ROSIEonFIRE wrote:Yeah i saw that article. Makes perfect sense when you think about it. Not to mention, easy meal ;)

Honestly I've been thinking about bringing some sterilized shells with me the next time I go somewhere tropical and donating them to the local hermit crabs. We need to figure out a better way to live on this planet.
That is such a great idea, that is so very nice of you to help them. I always feel so guilty buying shells and my crew have all these shells that humans take from the poor guys in the wild. Especially when they mass paint them and just straight ruin them. If you do that send me a pm, I will send you some to take there also, I doubt I’ll ever get anywhere to do that.


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Re: News Article. Hermit Crabs Attracted to Dead Hermits

Post by angelbearpuppy » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:27 am

The only problem with that. Os if they are pretty and nice like most if us get for our hermit crabs. They have a stronger chance of being picked up by a tourist instead of a hermit crab.
I have owned Hermit Crabs for 2 Years

I have 1 E named Monkey and 2 PP named Shy Guy and Little P

I also own 1 PP named Dory who stays in my classroom

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