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Math and Science

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Math and Science



Mrs. Morgan's Hermit Crabs!










Did you know. . .


1. Hermit crabs can live to 6 to 15 years, but many live only to 6 to 12 months.

2. Hermit crabs will eat apples, grapes, cheese, steak, and meatballs.

3. A hermit crab with a purple claw may snap a pencil in two.

4. Hermit crabs have 5 pairs of legs. This means they have 10 legs!

5. There are 800 species of hermit crabs and 6000 species of regular crabs.

6. The second and third pairs of legs are used for walking.

7. Hermit crabs in the wild spend their days under tree roots, leaves, burrows, branches, and rocks.

8. The relatives of hermit crabs are spiders and lobsters.

9. Hermit crabs are a type of arthropod, which is one of the largest groups of animals.

10. If hermit crabs are kept underwater too long, they will drown.

11. A purple claw crab weighs about one-fourth of a pound.

12. They like a temperature that is warm.

13. They have a hard outside covering called an exoskeleton.

14. Hermit crabs live in the deep sea to the shoreline.

15. Hermit crab is not a true crab.

16. Hermit crabs have gill that must be kept moist or wet to survive.

17. There are five main parts of a hermit crab – the cheliped which is in big claw, the fifth leg, the abdomen, the soft part, the eye, and the antenna.

18. When the hermit crab gets too big for its shell, it moves to another one.

19. A hermit crab needs a shell to protect it from animals. It is the home of the hermit crab.

20. A hermit crab drags his/her home along the water.

21. It is not easy to detect if a hermit crab is a boy or a girl.





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