Hermit crab makes use of a doll’s head abandoned on a beach.— A Book of Rather Strange Animals (@StrangeAnimaIs) October 11, 2019
(Video: Joseph Cronk) pic.twitter.com/qozEO5uqWz
This video tweeted by @StrangeAnimaIs shows a hermit crab using an abandoned doll’s head as a shell. Why would a crab do this?
In some parts of the world there’s such an acute shortage of shells that hermit crabs use trash instead. This BBC video shows them on a beach in Thailand. Click here to see a crab in a can in Malaysia.
Seashells are missing because people and poachers collect them.
Animals that get creative are the ones who survive. Welcome to the Anthropocene.