A photo taken in passing, without scrubbing the glass wall of the aquarium first.
|One of the smaller hermits, in a brand new shell. And an orange-striped green anemone in an old shell. And a heart.|
I occasionally find a batch of small shells in a thrift or dollar store, bring them home, boil them in case of disease, dry them, boil them again, and donate them to my hermits. Sometimes they get used; only the hermits know which ones are acceptable and which ones aren't. It makes a change from the old, algae-coated, often broken (see the shell this hermit is climbing over), everyday batillaria shells that most of them are wearing.