What is a hermit crab?

Answer Scientists classify hermit crabs as arthropods, meaning they molt, have an exoskeleton and exhibit jointed appendages, according to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Certain varieties of hermi... Read More »

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How do I know when a hermit crab is going to have a baby hermit crab?

Check for EggsLift and turn over your female hermit crab so its shell rests in your palm, and you can see its exposed underbelly. Check the left side of its abdomen for thousands of tiny red eggs,... Read More »

What can a hermit crab eat?

Hermit crabs eat many of the same foods as people. Land crabs are omnivorous and eat meat, vegetables, fruit and even leaves, flowers and tree bark. Crabs find food using their sense of smell, so s... Read More »

What is the habitat of the hermit crab?

Hermit crabs are a popular pet, and in the wild, the crabs live on beaches throughout the world. The habitat of a hermit crab requires a few things to keep it alive.HeatHermit crabs thrive in areas... Read More »

What is the speed of a hermit crab?

The "Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology" reports that the average speed of hermit crabs observed in the North Adriatic Sea was 6.8 feet per hour, with a total travel distance of 70.... Read More »