April 27, 2016

Reporting Live From Our Hermie Tank

Hello, peeps! Brigadier the hermie here. I know with all of this camp paining stuffs, that little doggy named Easter or Halloween or some holiday like that has been doing most of the bloggy stuff, but today I have something very cool to tell you all!

Okay, so there's a way to tell if a hermie is male or female. I'm not going to get into all of those complicated details, but there should be two dots on the hermie's abdomen by it's last pair of walking legs if it is a gal.

Well, Lola and I never really came out far enough for my mommy to see, and it's really hard to find. Though our mommy (or as Shelldon and Beachnut would say, the Hands!) likes to call us girls 'cause she never knew what we were, she wanted to have a definite answer to what we really are. That's just something she likes to know. Us hermies don't breed when captive or anything, but she just likes to know.

So...last night Lola and I finally decided to put a stop to her "I wonder what gender Brig and Lola really are" talk, and we let her see far enough to know what we are...

So, what gender am I?


I knew all along, I just didn't tell our mommy!

Teehee, we're sneaky!

Okay, so even though I knew all along, guess what our mom found out Lola was?


Our mom kept saying what we have in the "show/hide thing" and you'd think she was planning a baby shower or something...it's creepy.

Now, us crabbies obviously knew our genders all along, and we just told you all we were girls in our previous posts just so we wouldn't give away the secret to our mommy!

We are sneaky little guys!

Though all of this might not sound that surprising or exciting, when you finally find out the gender of the pets you've had for over seven months, she says it's pretty amazing!

Anyway, my mommy is so glad to know what we are. Also, she's going to soon be adding another purple pincher hermie to the crabitat to keep us company!

She already picked out a name...you'll just have to wait until we get a new crabby friend to hear what it is!

NOTE FROM ROBIN: I am very pleased and excited to learn the true genders of Brigadier and Lola. A friend asked me if I would be changing Lola's name. (a brigadier is a British general, so that's more of a masculine name.) I won't be changing Lola's name. Not just because I'm used to calling him Lola, but no matter his gender, Lola is Lola. That's who he is and that's who he's always been. Now just give me 10-20 years to stop calling my crabs "he's" instead of "she's"!



  1. Hari OM
    Well hello boys!!! Very pleased to make your acquaintance and I think it is great that we have you as a balance of the Crabby Girls over at Sarge's place... Hugs and clackities, YAM-aunty xxx

  2. Ohhh well done on the gender ID. No use changing the name...as mom says she doesn't care what you call her as long as you call her to supper.
    hugs madi your bfff

    1. What a great theory! We love our food, and the good thing is cause we don't chow it down like a doggy, we have food in with us 24/7!

  3. We think that a LOLA by any other name would Clack as Cutely. So why change... What's in a NAME anyway... RIGHT Lola?

  4. How totally cool to let your Mama in on your true genders!! We can't wait to meet your newest crabitat member soon!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo


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