My sister bought 2 Hermit Crabs recently. It cost S$75 including the tank. I was amazed by it!!
The Hermit Crab is a type of crab that doesn't have a very hard shell. It uses other animals' old shells for protection; they especially like old whelk shells. As the hermit crab grows in size, it must find a larger shell. It is their habit of living in a second hand shell that gave rise to the popular name "Hermit Crab".
There are about 500 different species of hermit crabs around the world. Most hermit crab species live on the ocean floor, but many live on land. Female terrestrial (land based) hermit crabs must return to the sea to breed.
I happened to witness how the crab molt (shed its skin). See bottom left hand corner of pic . That was the discarded skin & limb from the crab !!
Interesting pet to have at home if you're not afraid of sharp creepy crawlers.... hahaha :D
You can read more about Hermit Crab here.
Thank you, my first commentator