Shells that Look Alike: About The Tulips

Tulip shells are pretty shells with splotches of reddish-brown, orange or dark maroon pink color.  Both the True tulip and Banded tulip have horizontal lines on the shell surface. About the Tulip Shells This Banded Tulip (Fasciolaria ilium) was found at a construction site near the water.  I assume that over the years as sand…

Hermit Crabs in the Wild

My kids had hermit crabs as pets at one time.  They lived in a little box and we provided various size shells for them to change into as they grew.  (Hermit crabs live in the empty shells of mollusks.) We fed them peanut butter and provided water in a little shell for them to drink. …