Unlike other crustaceans, most Hermit Crabs have long, soft, spirally curved abdomens. This vulnerable abdomen is protected from predators by a salvaged empty seashell carried by the hermit crab into which its whole body can retract.
Minimum loan period is 1 week, maximum loan period is 2 weeks. Each loan animal is provided with food for the loan period, tank and a “How to Keep” sheet.
We recommend our members do a full risk assessment for the loan acknowledging the individuality of each classroom environment and the students therein.
Please CALL us to arrange all loans, booking is essential, with 24 hours notice required.
Please note our hot weather policy – we will not allow animals to be transported in temperatures above 35°C. If this is forecast we will call to make alternative arrangements.