Hermit Crabs

Mashes Sand Beach proved to be a good house hunting spot for this stripped hermit crab.

Mashes Sand Beach proved to be a good house hunting spot for this striped hermit crab.

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director

There are many species of the animal kingdom known to use tools. To humans, this is a sign of intelligence, at least to some degree.

While hermit crabs may not be considered a contender for the smartest animal on Earth, they are certainly capable of using tools to survive. Exactly when the first crustacean adapted to live in a shell is unknown, but the moment when that first arthro-pioneer laid eyes on an empty shell defined generations of a species. Read the full article here!

 

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