Hermit crab and conch

Discussion in 'Invertebrates' started by TaahirS, 14 Oct 2014.

  1. TaahirS

    TaahirS MASA Contributor

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    Hi all, I know hermit crabs kill snails for their shell when they need a bigger one. Would they do the same to a conch?
     
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    not likely. Conch, or Strombidae snails can protect themselves.

    Most likely the snail died due to other reasons.
     
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    I've seen my conch literally jump away from an inquisitive hermit. :m01:
     
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    OK thanks, because I want to add a hermit to my setup but worried that it will kill my conch. But clearly it has its own defense mechanisms
     
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    Just add a few bigger shells. If the hermit do need a bigger shell it will discover the shells quickly.
    I've actually video taped a hermit changing shells in my system.
     
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