Animal news: thing about hermit crabs

A Harper’s 12/21 Finding:

Researchers clarified that hermit crabs are excited by and attracted to plastic waste, but not sexually.

I would have loved to be in the lab when those researchers learned they’d have to add “but not sexually,” to their hermit crab knowledge.

(Does this suggest hermit crabs are smarter than those human beings who fall for life-size, inflated sex dolls?)


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