Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Decapod Domicile

Marine biologists at the New Zealand Marine Studies Centre and Aquarium have conducted a keen experiment presenting captive hermit crabs with handblown glass shells. The soft bodied scavengers opt to move into the man-made diggs within 7-10 days, abandoning their old opaque houses. The photos pictured here were taken by author and photographer Frank Greenaway for DK Publishing. Read the 3news story here and watch the video coverage here. [via Mad Scientist NZ by way of Next Nature and on]

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