Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Dressed for a party

In fashionable black and cream stripes*. Very elegant.

His companion wears a green fleck jacket, and a long, striped skirt.

I'll provide the menu; fish nuggets, with shrimp crunchables. Now, all they need are some noisemakers and shiny hats, and they're ready to ring in the new year.

*The shell is an import that I brought home from the aquarium store. Not their usual choice.


7 comments:

  1. yikes! i was going to say that I'd never seen a snailshell like that in BC.

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  2. I have no idea where it came from, but I thought it might be something the hermits would like. They've tried it on a couple of times, then rejected it. This is the first time a hermit actually used it.

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  3. I looked it up again, and found it. It's a freshwater snail from Africa, Neritina natalensis zebra. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neritina_natalensis

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  4. I wonder if the hermits would ever take terrestrial snail shells. They'd be a lot lighter, so the hermit might not feel as secure in it (plus you'd have the challenge of trying to sink it first)

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  5. This one is lighter than the shells my hermits usually choose. For a while, I thought that maybe this was why they didn't use it, but it seems, possibly, that they were just waiting until it aged in the tank.

    I might, one of these days, prep a land snail shell and donate it, just to see what they think of it.

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  6. I remember that the first post I read on your blog was about your hermit crabs. It's a good way for me to start and new year of reading. - Margy

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