Table of contents for Purple pinchers and other hermit crabs.

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Table of Contents 
What Is a Hermit Crab? 						 6
Where Do Purple Pinchers Live in the Wild? 		 8
What Does a Purple Pincher Look Like? 			 10
How Big Do Purple Pinchers Get? 				 12
What Kind of Personality Might a Purple Pincher Have?14
What Should You Look for When You Pick a Purple Pincher 
as a Pet? 									 16
	
What Do Purple Pinchers Eat and Drink? 			 18
Where Should a Pet Purple Pincher Be Kept? 		 20
How Does a Habitat Become a Crabitat? 			 22
How Do You Care for the Crabitat? 				 24
How Do You Bathe a Purple Pincher? 				 26
How Does a Purple Pincher Play? 				 28
How Do Purple Pinchers Breed in the Wild? 30
Why Do Purple Pinchers Sometimes Look Flaky? 32 
How Can You Tell When a Purple Pincher Is 
About to Molt? 								 34
What Kinds of Shells Do Purple Pinchers Like? 	 36
How Can You Coax a Purple Pincher to Walk on 
Your Hand?									 38
							 
What Is that Chirping Sound? 					 40
Who Has the Biggest Purple Pincher of All? 		 42
Who Has the Blues? 						 44
Who Is Called a Rug? 						 46
Who Has Curvy Eyestalks? 						 48
Who Needs Carrots on the Menu? 				 50
Who Is a "Garbage Disposal"? 					 52
Who Is the World's Largest Land Crab? 			 54
Do Some Hermit Crabs Decorate Their Shells? 		 56
How Can I Be Sure My Purple Pincher Is Healthy? 58
What Are Your Responsibilities As an Owner? 		 60
Fun Facts About Purple Pinchers and Other
Hermit Crabs							 62
Glossary 									 63
Index and Resource List 						 64
Scientific Classification						 65

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Hermit crabs -- Juvenile literature.
Coenobita clypeatus -- Juvenile literature.