Our coconut crab is one of our recent acquisitions. We got him off Etsy. Ours is just a baby (the crab itself is 3in tall and 7in long), posed on half a coconut, but these guys can grow to be as large as trash can lids! I think they’re a little creepy at that size honestly.
The coconut crab is a type of hermit crab and is the largest land-living arthropod in the world. They can grow up to 1 meter in length and can be as heavy as 9 pounds. They can also live for 60 years or longer. Coconut crabs are mostly found on islands in the Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean.
Unfortunately when Mr. Crabs came to us his leg had broken off during shipment, but it was nothing a little hot glue couldn’t fix! If you intend on owning or building skeletons or specimens like Mr. Crabs yourself, a hot glue gun and epoxy resin are both good adhesives to have on hand.
A small coconut crab mounted on half a coconut
Size: (with the coconut) 8 1/2in wide x 6in tall
From Etsy (falconeyestudio)