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Sea Life & Aquarium Substrates

Sea life from the Northern Atlantic Ocean. 50 degree F salt water species. Gulf of Maine Inc. supplies sea life, beach plants, and aquarium substrates from Maine, collected by hand.

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Acadian Hermit Crab (Pagurus acadianus)

Acadian Hermit Crab (Pagurus acadianus)

from 25.00

Common name:  Acadian hermit crab

Scientific name:  Pagurus acadianus

Locations: intertidal zones on muddy or pebbly bottoms, found in tide pools

Seasonality:  available all year

Color:  red

Size:  1” - 2”

Collected:  by hand

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 A hermit crab without a borrowed shell home!  Acadian hermits look more like squat lobsters than crabs.

A hermit crab without a borrowed shell home!  Acadian hermits look more like squat lobsters than crabs.

Tidepool Tim says, "Hermit crabs are a lot of fun to watch and keep in a tank. They're naturally social creatures and are often in groups of 100 or more. They're vulnerable without their shell homes, so when they start to outgrow their residence, they keep their eyes out for a new one. They have even been known to help each other look for new shells, and form lines from largest to smallest when a new shell shows up to their environment. They also like to decorate their shells with camouflage and stinging anemones for protection. If you have a hermit crabs, look out for empty shells on the beach to bring home for them!"