Sunday, May 5, 2013

Chikun the hermit crab

To be honest I've been wanting to get a fish. But before I could even budget it, someone gave me this TIINY HERMIT CRAB. My 12 y/o cousin Covi kidnapped the poor thing from the beach we went to and just handed it to me after lunch.

I thought about it and decided to take him cos I have sand at home and it will probably die sooner if someone else took it and didn't want to. At least I wanted fish and can use that energy to care for it.

I named him Chikun which is just a weird way to spell "chicken" cos I just thought it would be funny to call a crab chicken idk.
At first I thought of looking for a big place to put it in and put it in this "transient crab condo":

But it was too small and he was able to reach the top:

Immediately the next day he got to escape. I prepared myself to lose him forever but looked anyway even though he was too tiny and could probably be too hard to find. But I found him under my bed! So I kept him for a while and cleaned the sand and the rocks and made a new mansion with a tiny toy dog house for shelter.

So this is where he lives now:

He's that tiny seashell under the bottom bottlecap. so yeah. Pretty big house.

I don't know how long I'll able to keep him alive because I'm no expert in these things, but I'm hoping he's comfortable. I wonder if he's even alive up there in my bathroom. (I keep him there cos they need the air to be humid apparently)

So yeah dat's Chikun the hermit crab now you've met, bye

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