BBC Clip - Wild Hermit Crab Housing Chain

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BBC Clip - Wild Hermit Crab Housing Chain

Post by Ammolite » Sat Nov 15, 2014 1:50 pm

BBC One has a wildlife documentary series called "Life Story." They featured a clip on wild hermit crabs (PP's) having a shell exchange chain after a new shell washes ashore. It's fascinating to watch, and also pretty adorable!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p029mzlf

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Re: BBC Clip - Wild Hermit Crab Housing Chain

Post by Crabinski » Sat Nov 15, 2014 3:18 pm

Loved it! Great find and thanks for sharing :D .
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Re: BBC Clip - Wild Hermit Crab Housing Chain

Post by moonbeam » Sat Nov 15, 2014 9:43 pm

That was so interesting to watch! I'm glad you shared this with us :)
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Re: BBC Clip - Wild Hermit Crab Housing Chain

Post by YYWW » Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:02 pm

So cute!! Its like a shell swap conga!


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Re: BBC Clip - Wild Hermit Crab Housing Chain

Post by Careyenz » Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:34 pm

Such a cute video! I can't wait to show my kids tomorrow!
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Re: BBC Clip - Wild Hermit Crab Housing Chain

Post by Drakezilla » Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:51 am

Awe! They're like colorful little dominoes! That's so interesting! How can people say they're dumb?! That's pretty intelligent if you ask me.
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Re: BBC Clip - Wild Hermit Crab Housing Chain

Post by cwheeling » Sun Nov 16, 2014 6:52 am

Great find, Thanks for sharing
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Re: BBC Clip - Wild Hermit Crab Housing Chain

Post by lemonade2 » Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:41 am

Really awesome, and shows how important getting shells are in the wild for the hermit crabs!

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Re: BBC Clip - Wild Hermit Crab Housing Chain

Post by Crabinski » Sun Nov 16, 2014 2:18 pm

YYWW wrote:So cute!! Its like a shell swap conga!
:hlol:
PPs are Big Enzo, Charles Paris and Mr Pinch
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Re: BBC Clip - Wild Hermit Crab Housing Chain

Post by CrazyCrab12 » Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:35 pm

That is one of the cutest crabby documentry clips I've ever scene! It was far better than all the short clips in survivor that they sometimes use instead of a timelapse
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Re: BBC Clip - Wild Hermit Crab Housing Chain

Post by Sarasobo » Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:01 am

this made my day
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