Hermit Crabs - Good Luck Minis®

No. 342822

by Safari Ltd
$119.99USD
  • 192 Pieces Per Bag. Only Available in Bulk Purchase.
  • Hermit Crabs just love their shells. But they don’t get attached, because as they grow, the soft-bellied crabs need to swap out their borrowed homes for new shells, allowing a smaller crab to take the used abode. This real estate bargain takes place in coastal waters worldwide.
  • Scientific Name: Pagurus berhardus
  • Characteristics: Looking fine in their borrowed shells, these Hermit Crabs are ready to join an ocean-themed party or school unit as giveaways, study tools, or prizes.
  • Size and Color: A mix of light and dark orange creates the realism of these tiny Hermit Crabs. Imagine putting some legs on a large blueberry to get a sense of the size.
  • Hermit Crabs are part of the Good Luck Minis® collection
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free
  • History

    Crabs predate dinosaurs. They’ve survived several mass extinctions and continue to flourish today. The family to which crabs belong, crustaceans, stretches back to the early Cambrian period, a time when the vast majority of phyla existing today first made their appearance. The crab family tree, then, is wide and tall, stretching back to the warm seas and including creatures as diverse as lobsters, shrimp, and spiders. Crabs and humans have gotten along since prehistory. Given that there are over 4,000 species and they range worldwide, it’s not known which culture first risked eating the clawed sea creature. The Greeks and Romans certainly ate them, and it’s likely their time on the plate extends much further back in time.

    • Recommended Age: 5+
    • Size in cm: 20.25 W x 25.5 H
    • Size in inches: 7.97 W x 10.04 H
    • UPC: 095866342807
    Hermit Crabs are never very far from their homes because they carry them on their backs. When a Hermit Crab is threatened, it will retreat back into its shell and use its one big claw to block the entryway.