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The 40-Year-Old Hermit Crab

Jonathan Livingston Crab. (Photo: Paul Yacovitch) These days it's normal to announce your pet's birthday or adopt-iversary online. But it's definitely not common for the number to be 40—especially if that pet is a hermit crab. Many people have bought hermit crabs at boardwalk souvenir shops on beach vacations, once or maybe twice. The little crabs come in wire cages and often wear tackily-painted seashells, and most die after just a few weeks.
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