These are just a few little minis that we found along the beach in the tidal pools at low tide on Sanibel. Obviously they are empty without their original inhabitants. Sometimes after the mollusk dies and leaves the shell empty, another creature takes up residency…. HERMIT CRABS! Check out this short video of these little mini shells inhabited by tiny crazy hermit crabs zipping here and there.
They are so cute, aren’t they? I just love seeing that little WENTLETRAP running around! heehee Here are a few more we found that didn’t have any live creatures inside them that we were able to bring home. Please remember, do not take any shell with a live animal inside it. It’s not fair to kill them and it’s against the law here in Lee County.
While Clark and I were walking along the surf line looking for minis, we had a fella that swam along us for quite some time…
Love these little shells…. and to see that ray, wonderful! They seem to fly or glide rather than swim..
Love the minis! And that video is adorable!
How funny and cute are they? I got a kick out of your vid. Thanks, Pam!
Had no idea, shells that small…could navigate that quickly. They are adorable….great video.
I have always done minis ok I lie seashells big or small people would stop and ask me (head into a pile of shells) what r u looking for minis I say! love them I quess I will have to post pics of the shells and of course my head into the pile lol miss the island I ask everyday when when when ?!
I just love mini shells! What a fun post today.
I had no idea that hermit crabs took over other shells. That is just too amazing. Really enjoyed your video!!! ~~Sherry~~
Those baby hermits are so cute running here and there and going nowhere!!
Lively lil’ shellas, aren’t they! Thanks for the entertaining post.
Looks like you had your own NASCRAB race. Enjoyed your video, also love the minis. The chestnut turban is becoming one of my favorites, it looks like it has a mini pearl attached. Still trying to win one of those big lottos for a bigger commission for Clark, so far no luck.
Love the minis! Can’t wait, can’t wait, can’t wait….I’ll be doing the stoop Sunday, wearing my tshirt! Woo hooooo!
I hope to see you!
I’ve never seen anything like that…thanks for the looksee!
Wow, look at all the tucks. Very nice.
LOL! Those little guys had me giggling out loud! Too cute!!! Would love to know what they were “saying” to each other!! Nannie Nannie boo boo, you can’t catch me??!!