My household now has some new, permanent residents! Tuesday night, Suz and Z-Dub came over to my apartment, promising delayed holiday gifts. I was full of anticipation, especially since they implied earlier that this gift might be alive. Plant? Goldfish? I had no idea what was in store for me.
Turns out, they were Hermit Crabs! Stella, Stanley and Blanche are all new residents, and we are getting along splendidly. Suz and Z-Dub brought all of the accoutrement (fake trees, a fake log, sand, mulch, etc.) necessary for happy hermit crabs. It turns out, though, that hermit crabs kind of enjoy dark damp places and don't come out too much during the day. Hopefully, they're just getting to know me, and will be more playful once they are a little bit more comfortable.
Pictures coming soon!