Friday, April 13, 2007

Saipan - Crusty x sustainable design

I heard about a little land crab on our property, that uses a baby jar for a home. By sheer coincidence I found him hanging around the discarded coconuts last night. Apparently they hold nightly meetings between the trash can and coconuts. Funny huh?

This is an umang or hermit crab. Usually they occupy discarded snail shells to protect their soft lower bodies, but looks like this one decided to modernize. Very resourceful!

3 comments:

Santos said...

glass! bold, you know? :)

The Saipan Blogger said...

I think everyone has heard of "that" crab. You're just the first person to post a picture of it.

caramimi said...

actually, my stepdad had asked me if i had seen this particular crab on our property, because i mentioned the other crabs were meeting at the same place every night. i thought he was joking, but apparently he wasn't.