Do sealed habitats with air holes cause hermit crabs to disappear?

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    YitsME76308posted 6 years ago

    Do sealed habitats with air holes cause hermit crabs to disappear?

    My family was given a gift of 6 hermit crabs with 6 shells in a sealed habitat that has air holes and water. We moved the gift of crabs to a new habitat and found there to only be 4 crabs and 6 shells? Can hermit crabs disappear or can our gift giver count?

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    bryteyedgeminiposted 6 years ago

    I am pretty sure hermit crabs are not capable of disapearing or becoming invisible, however, according to http://www.hermit-crabs.com they are scavengers and will therefore eat their own kind, when this happens, one drives the other from its shell, then proceeds to rip it apart and eat it alive, so perhaps this is what happend.

 
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