Hermit crabs are usually found with shells on their backs, which are vacated snail shells. There are also times when they can be seen inhabiting pieces of word, stone, or plastic.

Japanese artist Aki Inomata launched a wonderful project that provided awesome shelter for hermit crabs.

Using a 3-D printer, he made city-designed shells made out of clear plastic, which gives an elegant style to the crabs.


His project is titled “Why Not Hand Over a ‘Shelter’ to Hermit Crabs?”

Below is a video on how the shells were made and how the hermit crabs adapted to their new homes.

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Genevieve Baxa

Genevieve Baxa

Genevieve Baxa is a college student living in the Philippines. She has a great passion in writing, especially in writing short stories. This unpredictable lady loves everything about East Asia. She is enthralled by the culture and fashion of these countries. She also loves everything about children; teaching them; taking care of them; and playing with them. In addition to that, Genevieve especially loves to go on Mission Trips and serving different kinds of people. Above everything else, she is a lady who fears her God.
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