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Consider The Hermit Crab

Katherine Rundell | LRB | 3rd February 2020

The oldest hermit crabs live to be more than a hundred, the biggest grow to more than three feet across; “Too large to fit in a bathtub, exactly the right size for a nightmare”. Most are asymmetrical; they have ten legs, but the front left claw is enlarged for defence, and the front righ…

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