Hermit crabs, unlike most crabs, do not grow their own shells. 🐚 🦀Instead, they search for shells among their environment, switching to larger homes as they grow. Sadly, plastic pollution has become so pervasive, that hermit crabs are now living in our trash.
These plastic homes are lightweight and plentiful, making them an easier modern option for new hermit-homebuyers than the old school mollusk house.
While these little crabs are making the most of a dismal situation, what they don't know is that as this plastic ages, it will become brittle and sharp from photodegradation, and is scientifically proven to be toxic to wildlife.