Hermit Crab Paradise

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Hermit crabs

Hermit crabs are crustaceans (arthropods) but with a twist. Unlike most crustaceans hermit crabs have a very soft abdomen that is not protected and is easily targeted by many bigger predators for example birds so in order to protect its soft abdomen, it uses a (sea)shell to hide it hence the name 'hermit' is given.

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