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#1 Offline Hapori Tohu

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Posted Apr 02 2012 - 08:41 PM

Hermit crabs scavenge for a home, a shell to live in and protect them. So it should not come as a surprise to find that Harry at Atlantis Discovery Area at Legoland in Windsor, Berkshire, lives in a shell made of LEGO bricks! "Harry showed more discerning taste when he chose a shell made out of the blue, red and yellow bricks over the more traditional options," reports the <a href='http://www.shropshirestar.com/uk/uk-news/2012/04/02/hermit-crab-moves-into-lego-home/' target='offsite'>Shrobshire Star</a>. I sure would not mind a house made of LEGO!

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Posted Apr 03 2012 - 03:50 AM

he is so cute he will have the best shell until the other hermit crabs learn how to remove Lego Bricks and his shell will then become bit's and pieces of Lego Bricks scattered throughout the tank. poor Henry. he will end up like the fish in this childhood book i rememberThe Rainbow Fish, by Marcus Pfiste
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Posted Apr 03 2012 - 04:14 PM

Biology, with zoology in particular, is a bit of a quirky science. Thus quirky happenings happen. Although this quirky happenIng may not be all that great, as the Lego shell may be weaker than the natural alternative. *holds up sign warning small children to keep Lego bricks away from hermit crabs*
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Posted Apr 03 2012 - 04:16 PM

A CFOL (Crab Fan Of Lego)?
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Posted Apr 03 2012 - 05:05 PM

Aww, how cute! :3 Gotta love crabs, especially those with as much flair as this fellow.~B~
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Posted Apr 03 2012 - 06:21 PM

Who knew that crabs could love Lego pieces as much as people! :P
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Posted Apr 03 2012 - 07:39 PM

question is did the crab build it or was it a decoration for the area?
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Posted Apr 03 2012 - 08:01 PM

question is did the crab build it or was it a decoration for the area?

I believe the shell was built by humans.

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Posted Apr 03 2012 - 08:33 PM

Like many FOL's have said,the possibilities with LEGO's are endless!
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Posted Apr 04 2012 - 03:54 PM

question is did the crab build it or was it a decoration for the area?

I believe the shell was built by humans.

well yeah that is kind of obvious. i was just meaning in a joking manner

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Posted Apr 04 2012 - 05:52 PM

Well, I've seen hermit crabs using broken bottles as shells. What a great example of adaptation.
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Posted Apr 04 2012 - 10:53 PM

Hermit crabs can really adapt to its current situations. Using a Lego shell is just awesome, though.
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Posted Apr 04 2012 - 11:10 PM

Two of my favourite things in one article? Way cool.
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