Local Hermits: Long Island

Domboski

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I've always had small local hermits but recently have added 6-7 larger hermits caught at night in the sound. These guys go to town on the sand. They skim across the top filtering anything right out. My sand is whiter than it ever was! I'm guessing this is a natural behavior but wanted to see if anyone had experience with these guys?

Sorry the picture is a bit blury. I had to use my camera phone. Some of the hermits have taken residence in Welp shells from a recent dinner.
 

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marrone

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The large Hermits are really good for turning over the sand but they can take down fish So you need to be careful with them. They also get pretty big over time.
 

marrone

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The need to find a pretty big shell to get pretty big. No big shell, no big hermit crab.:tongue1:
No not really, if they feel safe they will go without a shell. Also not having a larger shell isn't going to stop them from growing.
 
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