Friday, January 29, 2016

Janitorial staff

Just another couple of hermit portraits ...

Hard at work, cleaning the fuzz off barnacles.

Hairy hermit, Pagurus hirsutiusculus. He's lost one pincer, but he still keeps busy.


  1. Do you provide extra shells for the hermits to choose from? The first one is quite unique. - Margy

  2. I keep a small collection of leftover shells and make sure there are always a few clean ones in the tank for shell changes. The spotted orange one is an import; I bought it in a pet store, thinking the hermits might like it. It's from a freshwater snail from Africa.


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