So, everyone loves a good funny story. At least, I do lol.
The background to the story is I am setting up my first marine tank, its 12 gallons, and a few days ago I noticed I had a little tiny hairy crab living in my live rock. Since I don't really want him in there once I get fish, and I know someone at the LFS that wants him, I figured I would capture him and give him to the fish store guy.
So last night, I decided to try a new method to catch the crab. I took a shot glass, soaked some pellet fish food in water, then used a turkey baster and put the food in the glass. I then turned off the lights on the tank and read a book in another room.
I checked back on the tank a bit later, and noticed that one of my hermit crabs, who has a circular shell, had fallen into the trap to get the food and was turtled on his back with the food still surrounding him. (I imagined him saying "a little help here?? I umm, just wanted a little snack!") Happy that I at least caught something, I left him in there so when the boyfriend got home I could show him my trap worked.
I went back to reading.
I checked back a bit later, and who do I see coming OUT of the shot glass than everyone's favorite, One Antler Snail (who is btw a Nassarius snail). And all the food was gone, and the hermit was still stuck on his back. So, the snail had crawled down into the glass, had eaten the food, and crawled back out to leave the hermit stuck and without the food.
Owned, hermit crab. Owned. LOL