Hermit crabs burying spare shells

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Hermit crabs burying spare shells

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I keep seeing some of the spare shells I put in my tank being buried by some of my hermit crabs. I was wondering if this was a sign that they may not like the shell? Or is it because they are trying to hide it for later. This keeps happening from time to time and I don’t know if I should leave the shell or just resurface it. It gets pretty annoying having to wash off the dirty shells after they have covered it in dirt.
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Re: Hermit crabs burying spare shells

Post by Wai »

Not sure why they do it, but it just happens. I keep the shells in an elevated basket to prevent that from happening.
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