Ladies Club 8/23/2018
Images That Excite You, 8/6/2018
Created By Southern Artists 8/6/2018
Found this hermit crab during a trip to the beach, it has washed up so was able to capture this beautiful shell with his claws sticking up. Most species have long, spirally curved abdomens, which are soft, unlike the hard, calcified abdomens seen in related crustaceans. The vulnerable abdomen is protected from predators by a salvaged empty seashell carried by the hermit crab, into which its whole body can retract. Most frequently, hermit crabs use the shells of sea snails (although the shells of bivalves and scaphopods and even hollow pieces of wood and stone are used by some species). The tip of the hermit crab's abdomen is adapted to clasp strongly onto the columella of the snail shell. Most hermit crabs are nocturnal.
April 22nd, 2018
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