The Kid Should See This

Pagurus Bernhardus hermit crabs change their shells

When a common marine hermit crab (Pagurus bernhardus) grows, it starts to look for slightly larger shells that it can live in. We know that it wants to carry around something more comfortable and appropriately-sized, but what else factors into a hermit crab’s new shell choices? Is it their mood? Is it the look of the shell? Perhaps it’s something about the shell’s interior that they like?

Get a peek at a hermit crab’s abdomen (a crabdomen?!) as these two hermit crabs make the move, above and below:

Related videos: Shelby changes shells, a hermit crab named Godzilla, this Caribbean hermit crab mass migration, and a time lapse classic featuring this molting Japanese spider crab.

This feature is being tested. Saves will disappear if you clear cookies. Find saved videos here.

🌈 Related videos

Undersea Adventures, a science experiment

Rion Nakaya

Red crab migration on Christmas Island

Rion Nakaya

Molting Japanese spider crab time lapse – Enoshima Aquarium

Rion Nakaya

Sand Bubbler Crabs Making Sediment Balls on an Australian Beach

Rion Nakaya

Under The Dock, a marine life series by Hakai Institute

Rion Nakaya

A submarine team discovers thousands of swarming red crabs

Rion Nakaya

Roly Polies Came From the Sea to Conquer the Earth

Rion Nakaya

A pacific razor clam burrows rapidly into the sand

Rion Nakaya

Dachshund Puppy vs Ghost Crab

Rion Nakaya

 
Browse the TKSST Video Collections

Get 7 smart videos delivered every week.

 

Subscribe