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The hermit crab is a common sea creature sometimes found in tide pools around Newfoundland. This type of crab lives in the discarded shells of molluscs in order to contain and protect their bodies. As they grow, they must find bigger shells to move into. The crab hangs on very tightly to the shell with it's tail muscles, making extraction difficult. Hermit crabs have two pairs of antennae and five pairs of legs. When in danger, the crab withdraws into it's shell as deeply as possible.
For this Hermit a discarded tin can will have to do for the time being.