|This new section of our website will contain links to helpful resources that may be relevant to raising land hermit crabs in captivity. Although none of the studies focus on keeping land hermit crabs as pets, you will learn about their physiology and behaviour in the wild. You can then apply what you have learnt from the studies to caring for your own hermit crabs. |
|Where possible, links to free full articles given; otherwise, a links to abstracts are given. In the future, in-depth reviews of these studies may be written, but for the time being, feel free to read through these studies yourself. The list of studies below are arranged from the most recently published to the oldest. |
|13 February 2010 [ Full Article ]|
Dispersal of fig seeds in the Cook Islands: introduced frugivores are no substitutes for natives.
|10 February 2010 [ Full Article ]|
Social context of shell acquisition in Coenobita clypeatus hermit crabs.
|2 December 2009 [ Abstract Only ]|
How rugged individualists enable one another to find food and shelter: field experiments with tropical hermit crabs.
|1 December 2009 [ Abstract Only ]|
Weight difference threshold during shell selection relates to growth rate in the semi-terrestrial hermit crab Coenobita compressus.
|21 July 2009 [ Abstract Only ]|
Functional morphology of the gastric mills of carnivorous, omnivorous, and herbivorous Land Crabs.
|7 July 2009 [ Full Article ]|
Can land crabs be used as a rapid ecosystem evaluation tool? A test using distribution and abundance of several genera from the Seychelles.
|11 December 2008 [ Abstract Only ]|
Invasive ants compete with and modify the trophic ecology of hermit crabs on tropical islands.
|1 December 2008 [ Abstract Only ]|
Vacancy chains provide aggregate benefits to Coenobita clypeatus hermit crabs.
|30 June 2008 [ Full Article ]|
Brain architecture in the terrestrial hermit crab Coenobita clypeatus (Anomura, Coenobitidae), a crustacean with a good aerial sense of smell.
|26 June 2007 [ Full Article ]|
Shell utilization by the land hermit crab Coenobita scaevola (Anomura, Coenobitidae) from Wadi El-Gemal, Red Sea.
|18 November 2006 [ Abstract Only ]|
Observation of intersexuality in land hermit crabs (Anomura: Coenobitidae).
|3 November 2006 [ Abstract Only ]|
Male-male competition and female behavior as determinants of male mating success in the semi-terrestrial hermit crab Coenobita compressus (H. Milne Edwards).
|19 January 2006 [ Abstract Only ]|
Land hermit crab (Coenobita clypeatus) densities and patterns of gastropod shell use on small Bahamian islands.
|23 November 2005 [ Abstract Only ]|
Endogenous production of endo-beta-1,4-glucanase by decapod crustaceans.
|6 September 2005 [ Abstract Only ]|
Desiccation resistance in megalopae of the terrestrial hermit crab Coenobita compressus: water loss and the role of the shell.
|5 January 2005 [ Abstract Only ]|
Long-term costs of using heavy shells in terrestrial hermit crabs (Coenobita compressus) and the limits of shell preference: an experimental study.
|5 November 2004 [ Full Article ]|
The morphology and vasculature of the respiratory organs of terrestrial hermit crabs (Coenobita and Birgus): gills, branchiostegal lungs and abdominal lungs.
|Australian Government [ Entry ]|
Species Bank: Coenobita variabilis.