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News Article. Hermit Crabs Attracted to Dead Hermits

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:36 pm
by Motörcrab
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

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:00 pm
by angelbearpuppy
that is really intresting

Re: News Article. Hermit Crabs Attracted to Dead Hermits

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:38 pm
by RiNiKy506
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

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:26 pm
by ROSIEonFIRE
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.

News Article. Hermit Crabs Attracted to Dead Hermits

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:53 pm
by RiNiKy506
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

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:27 am
by angelbearpuppy
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.