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Do Hermit Crabs eat one another?

Discussion in 'Marine Fish Only (FO) / Fish Only With Live Rock (' started by Makaiveli, Apr 26, 2004.

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    I just saw a bigger blue hermit pull a smaller blue hermit&shell into the bigger blue hermits shell.

    Is this mating? Or is it big eats small cannabalism?
     
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    could be one of the two. I know they will fight each other if one has a shell the other needs.
     
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    I see mine fighting like this all the time- I've started pulling the huge ones out for trading. When they are tiny they seem ok but those big ones make me wonder...
     
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    my hermits also wrestle for shell. sometime the small ones got pullled out and die. :sad
     
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    Cearbill - I've started pulling the huge ones out for trading.

    So, like a way of giving them their own medicine? They pull small ones out of shells, you teach them a lesson and pull them out of their shell? Revenge is sweet, is it?
     
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    Aaacckkk! :eek: :eek: :eek:

    I don't pull them out of their shells- I pull them out shells and all and trade them to my LFS for fish food!
     
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    OMG

    I got it now!! LOL

    either way you're cool with me. Hey, is that dog, the same dog from "Of Mice and Men"? :confused:
     
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    I don't know what dog is in "Of Mice and Men".

    The dog is "Newman"- she is our 7 year old Irish Wolfhound. That's what she does when we say "smile". More about my dogs here-Cearbhaill Irish Wolfhounds. The site is old with lots of broken links but the photos are fun.
     
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    ot for sure but your dog is gorgeous. My brother had two irish wolfhounds a few yrs. ago (Fred and Ethel). He warned me not to get near them but of course I didn't listen. Fred put is 2 front paws on my shoulders to give me kisses. The funny part is is that he had to bend down to kiss me. He was over a foot taller than me standing on his hind legs.
     
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    Really, really OT!!

    Like this?
    Here is "Steve" our male-

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