Hermit Crabs

We visited a Connecticut beach last weekend and came home with an unexpected visitor - a Marine Hermit Crab. He had lots of cousins but they lucked out and got to stay behind. You can see how small they are in the picture above. Although against taking him/her from its natural habitat, I was outvoted. Nearly a week later and I am the only one still interested. Its the guilt - I need to keep him alive so that we can make the drive back to release him this coming weekend. It has to stay in sea water and so far I know that it is not groovy about anything other than tiny pieces of shrimp.

We are definitely not ready for a dog.

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