Watch This Hermit Crab Try On A Bottle

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I’ve owned a few hermit crabs in my life and I admit to being extremely curious about what their shell-changing activities are like. I’ve sat and stared at their habitat for hours waiting to see what it looks like but sadly, the hermit crabs were too shy, they always changed sometime in the middle of the night. Now I’m sure there’s a few videos on youtube depicting the act but I’ll admit, I was a bit too scared too seek them out. Although I was interested enough to own them as pets, I feared what the other half of them looked like. I imagined something akin to the Alien facehuggers and then ran away screaming in terror. Well, it’s certainly not that bad but I still squirmed while watching this particular video, showing a hermit crab being a bit picky about his next home. Take a look.

(via io9)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."