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Australian Land Hermit Crab | by Vanessa Pike-Russell
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Australian Land Hermit Crab

Notice the eyes? This crab was getting ready to dig down and moult when he was rudely awoken and decided to try and make a break for it! I found him halfway out of the tank so I decided to give him some extra tlc (honey, sesame seeds, spirulina powder) and took some photos before returning him to the crabitat. He now had a good barrier between him and the bully crab and bunkered down within moments. In a few weeks he should be sporting a new exoskeleton, dark eyes and back to full health once more :)


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Uploaded on October 11, 2006