Hermit Crab Bot

$600.00

Back when the oceans of earth were teeming with life, the beaches were a popular place of recreation for the humans. Some would frolic, while others rested. There were those who would paddle right out into the water to catch a tide on their water boards.  Still others would use a primitive divining rod, search through the sands, listening for treasure-cans. After the coast lands became too toxic for biological organisms, the Hermit Crab Bots (HCB) were invented to autonomously search for treasure-cans and other metallic objects buried on the dessert beaches.

Description

Not an insect but still in the arthropod family, this bot was inspired by the cracked shell it carries (found at a local park).

This Hermit Crab Bot is based on the anatomical structure of living hermit crabs (which are a bit freaky). He is not permanently attached to his shell, as his abdomen was built to curl into the shell much like a living hermit crab does.


 

Hermit Crab Bot

  • He is an original sculpture made of wire, clay, and wooden beads. He is a free standing sculpture (neither affixed to a base or his shell).
  • His dimension are 3 1/2″ wide, 3 1/2″ front to back, 3″ tall. He is extremely fragile and should be handled sparingly, very gently, and is most definitely not a toy.

Comes complete with…

  • Fishbowl Terrarium (7″ diameter, round): for safe and fun display *also causes viewers to initially think it’s a real crab (hehe)*
  • Natural sand and Shells (aproximately 2 1/2 cups): to mimic artificial crab’s natural habitat

 

This is a one of a kind work of art, never to be exactly reproduced.

 

For more pictures, please see: Instagram and Flickr

For the rest of the story, please visit: Mechanical Insects 2.0

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