Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Strange Facts About Hermit Crabs

Hermit crabs are very ingenious

The hermit and its diet.
Whenever somebody thinks of taking in a crab as a pet, the first thing that typically comes into that person’s mind is what he or she will feed the pet with. When they are in the wild, they are not picky eaters. They are mostly omnivores, and scavengers at that. This means that they can eat both plants and meat, which greatly increases their chances of survival especially in time of shortage. Some of the foods that crabs eat include descended fruits, brightly colored vegetables, meat of dead animals, and so on.

The hermit and the shells.

The hermit is a attractive defenseless animal it does not have a shell to protect its body. For this reason, the crabs usually use the shells of other animals such as sea snails to protect their own bodies. There is nothing particular about the seashells. They seem to be the most convenient and accessible for the crabs to use. When these sea shells are not there, crabs have been seen carrying about debris and glasses in place of these shells. These shells also do something like houses in one way or another.

Hermit crab breeding.

Another thing that will tell you that hermits are pretty ingenious creatures is their pattern when it comes to breeding. When the female hermit crab needs to lay her eggs, she usually rushes to the shore of the ocean and then lays her eggs there. She doesn’t just go and put them on the shore. No. She actually makes a hole and then lays eggs there in ample. She then covers her eggs with sand and then leaves them to hatch. After hatching, the baby hermits run to the ocean from where they grow up.