The Crabbiest Quiz On Earth

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The Crabbiest Quiz On Earth

How much do you know about land hermit crabs? Are you an expert or a novice? Find out with this simple quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which are a land species of hermit crab?
    • A. 

      Perlecens

    • B. 

      Spinosis

    • C. 

      Brevimanus

    • D. 

      Clypeatus

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    True or False?The land hermit crab has a hard, shell like exoskeleton that covers its entire body, thus not needing to wear an abondoned shell.
    • A. 

      True. They just wear those shells to make a fashion statement

    • B. 

      False. They need those shells to cover and protect their soft and vulnerable abdomen.

  • 3. 
    A land hermit crab has what feature that allows it to live on land?
    • A. 

      Modified stiffened gills that, when in a humid envorment allow the crab to breathe air.

    • B. 

      A permable skin that allows it to extract the oxygen from the air directly.

    • C. 

      A natural mask that allows them to convert air into water.

    • D. 

      A series of water bladders that it can use to store the water it needs to breathe.

    • E. 

      A tiny scuba device that works the opposite way that ours work. Meaning that they use it to breathe water in air instead of air in water.

  • 4. 
    A land hermit crab has how many legs?
    • A. 

      I dunno. It won't come out for me to count them.

    • B. 

      Eleven, I think.

    • C. 

      Ten, counting the little ones it uses to keep from falling out of its shell.

    • D. 

      Wait! I know the answer!! Its 26?

    • E. 

      My crab has 8 due to the fact that it dropped some yesterday.

  • 5. 
    How much substrate should be in a hermit crab's tank?
    • A. 

      A inch or so.

    • B. 

      I dunno. Quit asking me all these hard questions!!!!

    • C. 

      The gravel in mine doesn't even cover the bottom so I can't measure it.

    • D. 

      A whole darn lot.

    • E. 

      There should be about a depth that is three or four times the height of your largest crab.

  • 6. 
    A crab should be provided with what type of food?
    • A. 

      That stuff they sell in the pet store called "Hermit Crab Food".

    • B. 

      Fresh organic fruits, veggies, and meat. Even some dehydrated foods of the same organic nature.

    • C. 

      Fish food.

    • D. 

      McDonald's number 3 value meal, supersized, and served with an ice cold coke.

    • E. 

      Ummm........cat food?

  • 7. 
    What should you offer a hermit crab for water?
    • A. 

      The stuff that comes out of the tap.

    • B. 

      Water that is either treated with a dechlorinating treatment or is bottled. Make sure to give them some with salt in it too.

    • C. 

      I give them a wet sponge to drink out of.

    • D. 

      Fresh water straight from the highest and purest spring in the Hymalayas.

    • E. 

      I thought they could drink water from the air! Now your making me feel bad for not giving them water.

  • 8. 
    Now that we are on the subject of water, what kind of salt should you put in their salt water?
    • A. 

      They need salt water? Are you serious? The pet store guy said nothing about this!!

    • B. 

      Salt from the shaker in the kitchen.

    • C. 

      Aquarium grade salt sold in petstores.

    • D. 

      Sea salt that I use for roasts and seasoning foods.

    • E. 

      A salt subsatute that I found in the store that I use to reduce blood pressure.

  • 9. 
    What should a hermit crab be housed in?
    • A. 

      A small Kritter Keeper with a little gravel on the bottom.

    • B. 

      A huge tank with lots of sand ( or other substrate ) and things to climb on and a proper lid to hold in the heat and humidity.

    • C. 

      A cardboard shoe box.

    • D. 

      A plastic tub.

    • E. 

      A plastic hamster habitat.

  • 10. 
    What is the ideal heat and humidity for a hermit crab tank?
    • A. 

      I haven't the slightest!!

    • B. 

      They need humidity and heat? I didn't know that.

    • C. 

      Around 80 degrees ( F ) and 80 percent.

    • D. 

      This quiz is nuts. I quit!!!

    • E. 

      Whatever temperature and humdity that is in my house will do.

  • 11. 
    A hermit crab does what when it is about to molt?
    • A. 

      Mine usually stop moving and then pass away quietly.

    • B. 

      These things molt????? You never told me that!!!

    • C. 

      They often find themselves in a trance like state after burying themselves down into the sand ( or whatever sunstrate is availiable ) and then procede to molt.

    • D. 

      What's molting?

    • E. 

      They just stop moving and then shed their exo, eat it and come back to moving again.

  • 12. 
    True or False?A hermit crab loves to spend its days digging and tunnleing.
    • A. 

      Is that normal? I don't think that's normal. I am going to say False.

    • B. 

      True. They love to dig up the tank decorations and tip over their dishes. I think they do it jsut to annoy me sometimes.

  • 13. 
    What are hermit crabs most closely related to in the animal kingdom?
    • A. 

      Shrimps, lobsters and crayfish.

    • B. 

      Fiddler crabs, bubbler crabs, basically any other type of crab.

    • C. 

      Elephants. I am going to say elephants.

    • D. 

      My cousin Earl. I swear he has the intellegence of one of those things.

    • E. 

      They have animal relatives? Cool! I wonder what they are?