In a giant barnacle shell at low tide
This Pagurus hirsutiusculus (Hairy Hermit) found a lovely topsnail shell for its home. I found it under a rock at low tide.
Here are two Pagurus granosimanus (Grainyhand Hermit Crabs), in different shells, and both quite small. The dogwinkle shell on the right is about 1" long. They were with many other hermit crabs under a rock.
I captured this little guy in Hermosa Beach, Guanacaste, Costa Rica during a short family vacation there.
New sun hat for a very hot day
this big crab likes to hide under the protective tentacles of Bolocera tuediae (like Spirontocaris liljeborgi)
many hermit crabs.
Leg tips to white-black-white-black, may be ユビナガホンヤドカリ (Pagurus minutus).