Hi ! My name is Zach and I am at St. Thomas’ Blackburn and my class is 3/4DC.
We are lucky that we have good hermit crabs in our class. We have four hermit crabs and we all appreciate and love them.
Their names are Mr Snippers,Saucepan,Steve and Kermit
Here are some photo of them . Can you tell who is who ?
What is a Hermit Crab?
A Hermit crab is a land crab that lives on the beach.
They are different to other crabs because they live in other sea creatures shells.
They have 5 pairs of legs and one big pincer. The pincer helps it to protect itself and grab other crabs shells. They are very good climbers.
The shell protects it from preditors.
Because they are cold blooded,they need the sun to keep them warm.
The sun heats the sand and the warm sand keeps the crabs warm.
The shell also keeps them warm.If it is a cold day they can bury themselves in the sand.
It bathes in salt water but it drinks fresh water. It carries water in its shell to keep its boby moist.
Stay tuned for more Hermit Crab facts.
Dreadful News-Sad News!
Unfortunately, over the holidays three of our hermit crabs died. Their names were saucepan and Mr Snippers and Steve: We do not know how they died but we sure know that we will get some more hermit crabs soon. We think that they died from the cold weather.When we get the new ones we will buy a heat mat.
Stay tuned to be introduced to our new pets.