I want to share a message I received from a crafter called oliviamoon whose artwork was featured on this site. She says: "I had a pet hermit crab, named Rockefeller, and he lived for 5-7 years. When I went off to college my younger and oh, so absent minded sister was to take care of him. Somehow...he got out and wasn't seen for a year and a half. My mom bought new carpet and when the guys came to install the carpet...they yelled for Mama to come into the bedroom where they were working. They had found something that they had never seen before...my poor, naked Rockefeller. He had out grown his shell but was nontheless thriving. Gotta love a happy ending!"
Sometimes it seems that hermit crabs are trying to die on us. But it seems that some of them are true survivors!