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Re: Crab watch

We used to keep a variety of empty whelk shells available for them (had them in a touch tank at the Museum in Charleston) and they would run around checking each on out before they chose. You might need a couple more shells Jim. Those little guys can be picky sometimes!
----- Original Message ----- From: "james singer" <>
To: "Garden Chat" <>
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2007 8:22 AM
Subject: [CHAT] Crab watch

Ms Fatma is baby-sitting a hermit crab this summer. A week or so ago we noticed that it seemed a bit large for its shell, so we purchased a larger one at a local souvenir shop. For the first few days, it dragged the new shell all around its tank--into its water bowl, into its food bowl--like it was introducing a new chum to the neighborhood. Well, last night, it parked next to the new shell, opening to opening. We think, maybe, it's going to move into the larger shell today or tonight.

Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.1 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Sunset Zone 25
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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