Wednesday, 16 November 2005

Hermit Crab

I was browsing the web for crab images and came arcoss this lovely creature, The Hermit Crab.
What fascinated me most is their make up and habit.....
An extract I took from the web
The hermit crab is a type of crab that doesn't have a very hard shell. Not a true crab, it uses other animals' old shells for protection; they especially like old whelk shells. As the hermit crab grows in size, it must find a larger shell. ..

How cool is that. Changing appearance in different point of life. Some of them has really odd choice of shell making them really weird. But it also make them really stand out. I wondered who gave them the name "Hermit". A wonderer who goes from one place to another. So noble.

The chinese name is 寄居蟹 which is very close to their nature. borrowing someone shelter to live in. =)

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