Why do we love these Strawberry Hermit Crab 12 oz. enamel mugs? Enamel mugs are just nostalgic. They look awesome and feel great. They're perfect for little hands because they're mega durable. If you're camping (in a park or your backyard) did you know enamelware can go right on the fire? We love these mugs and hope you do too. Start your own collection or share as a gift. White-rimmed, enamel coated stainless steel.
Original artwork © 2008 Samara E. King & TwoBee, LLC rendered in color pencil for the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Strawberry Hermit Crabs (Coenobita prelates) are easy to identify because their bodies are the color of ripe strawberries. Like other hermit crabs, they have soft abdomens and protect them by occupying discarded shells. To guarantee a perfect fit, the crab will first check out the opening of an empty shell. Then the shell is rolled to clean out any debris and make sure no one is still at home! When the crab finally makes the switch, sometimes he'll hold onto the old shell. It's not uncommon for a hermit crab to have 'buyers remorse' and decide that the old home was better than the new one! Strawberry hermit crabs are found living close to the shorelines of Indonesia, Malaysia, Madagascar, Japan and Australia.
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