Did You Ever Wonder How a Hermit Crab Moves Into A Larger Shell? Check Out This Hermit Crab Housing Exchange!
A little known secret about me is that I am full blown obsessed with the shows House Hunters and House Hunters International on HGTV. And then there’s Island Hunters! Did you know there are actually people out there shopping for islands?!
I’ve been watching them both for years and they never get old…
I LOVE living here…that comes as no surprise…but, I’d be lying if I didn’t find myself watching episodes of couples picking up everything and moving to some beachfront location on some tropical island paradise. I live vicariously through them for 30 or 60 minutes whenever possible. Dork, I know.
So, yesterday, upon finding a vulnerable little hermit crab at Cape Hedge Beach who was “between houses,” my boys suggested we conduct our own beachfront version of House Hunters. We found several shell options for the squishy little guy, placed him and them under a clump of seaweed as much protected from hungry seagulls and bigger crabs as possible, and let him do his thing.
We watched him for a bit, but he was shy so we left him alone to take a look around his potential new residences. We weren’t sure what he was looking for…striped, solid, beach chic, room to grow, open floor plan, comfy cozy, etc.
When we went back later to check, he was gone. The boys were thrilled….even though there was no commission to be gained.