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Hermit

Hermit

1. A person who retires from society and lives in solitude; a recluse; an anchoret; especially, one who so lives from religious motives.

2. (Science: zoology) hermit crab, a California wood warbler (Dendroica occidentalis), having the head yellow, the throat black, and the back gray, with black streaks.

Origin: oe. Ermite, eremite, heremit, heremite, f. Hermite, ermite, L. Eremita, gr, fr. Lonely, solitary. Cf. Eremite.


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Re: Mangrove Swamps

... stay in the burrows of the shore or attached to trunk surface of mangrove plants so that they will have a stable substratum. Eg. rock oysters, hermit crabs Adaptions of plants - Against anaerobic conditions (water-logged soil), they have aerial roots (pneumatophores) that grow out of the soil ...

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by janet121
Fri May 04, 2012 9:33 am
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Mangrove Swamps
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2 Basic Questions

I do not disagree with the points you made. That is why I compared us to hermit crabs: both rely heavily on "technology" and could even go extinct if we would lose the access to it. However, technology (or seashells for the hermit crab) are an integral ...

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by biohazard
Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:55 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: 2 Basic Questions
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... fixed with glasses or laser, bad back with a surgeon's knife and diabetes with an insulin pen. We do well as long as we have these tools - just as hermit crabs do well only as long as they have their "technology" with them, the abandoned seashells. But neither of us, humans or hermit ...

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by Cat
Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:06 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: 2 Basic Questions
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2 Basic Questions

... fixed with glasses or laser, bad back with a surgeon's knife and diabetes with an insulin pen. We do well as long as we have these tools - just as hermit crabs do well only as long as they have their "technology" with them, the abandoned seashells. But neither of us, humans or hermit ...

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by biohazard
Fri Oct 21, 2011 6:09 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: 2 Basic Questions
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The Fiber Disease

... (for almost 5 years), that I was the only one in the world who had this bizzare condition that literally changed my life into the insecure little hermit that I never would have imagined myself to be. I had been a MGD postergirl and I was pretty damned proud of it. :D The night before last, I was ...

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by Deena
Thu Nov 02, 2006 7:56 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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