Hello, Blogville Darlings! Shelldon here with a very special post to share with you today. If you have followed us for awhile now, you have probably caught onto the fact that we Crabby Girls occasionally change our shells. Yes, we most definitely do! Teeheehee
This is a really important part of our lives. You see, we continue to grow throughout our lifetimes and as we grow, we sometimes molt. That means we shed our hard outer layer when it becomes too tight or small. Underneath, we are all new and fresh...and bigger. Often, we grow and molt and grow and molt enough that our shell becomes too small for us and we must find a new one.
That's the special part!
You may also have heard from previous posts that we girls are typically nocturnal. That means we prefer to come out and about in our crabitat at night. So, getting to see one of us changing shells is a really rare and unique event. Usually it's dark and The Hands are sleeping.
Well, the other day, I was feeling very brave and thought I'd let The Hands observe while I change shells. I even let them take a video of the action so we could show it to all of you today. Here it is, my friends: (Please forgive the noise in the background, The Hands were watching the news and no one wanted to move to turn it off. POL Any movement might have scared me away.)
First, I have to find the perfect shell to suit my size and taste! I do this by rubbing my long and lovely leggies all over it and around inside it and even poking my head down inside. I have to check it all over to be sure it's just right. Then I line up the opening of my shell with the opening of my new one so that it's easier to make the move.
See, we are extremely vulnerable when we change! Our bodies are really very soft and fragile which is why we need a shell. It protects our soft part. So, when we switch, we need to do this fast and efficiently so we are not at risk any longer than necessary. Did you see how fast I made the move? Could you tell how soft my body is before I tucked it into my new shell?
Here is a little video of me re-adjusting myself after my quick change:::
And just like that, I'm all situated in my new home!
Thanks for coming along on this little journey with me. We shared a special moment together today, my friends. We hardly ever let anyone see this happen.
Ciao and Little Pinches,