Sunday, February 23, 2014

Wriggly hitchhiking pincushion

I brought home a few stalks of Turkish towel for my hermits, and this little critter came along for the ride.

Sea urchin, about 1 cm. across

In the aquarium, he burrowed into the sand quickly, but later he was out in the open riding this snail, and carrying pieces of shell and sand grains, possibly as camouflage. It would have worked better if he had ever stopped waving those spines about.

Tonight, cleaning the tank, I found him back on the Turkish towel. He dropped off onto my fingertip, and attempted to glue himself there. Adventurous little beastie!

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