Our exclusive Strawberry Hermit Crab 15 oz. All American Mug is hand cast and decorated in the USA. Classic American shape and beautiful detailed art reproduction. In our own homes - this is the mug we reach for when it's morning coffee time. To have and to hold. Start your own collection or gift to a mug loving friend. Lead and cadmium free, dishwasher and microwave safe.
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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