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Old 03-20-11, 10:12 PM
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Thought I had 2 crabs!

I thought I had 2 crabs. Was I seeing double? Grabbed the camera just to make sure.

The bottom one looked a little dirty but its claws were waving in the current and it looked alive.
I put my hand in and touched it and it fell off the rock. Its a crab shell lol.


Even the feathery feeding feelers were replaced.
He must have turned into a rubbery figure to get his new claws out from under the old ones.
If he was rubbery, its a wonder the anemone didn't grab and eat him.
Maybe thats why he did it on the rock instead?

All clean, hardened up shell and happy crabby.
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Old 03-21-11, 01:32 AM
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hope your crabs arent catching wow stunning. cheers jk
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Old 03-21-11, 03:49 AM
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I didnt realise they did this till the other week and thought my sally porter crab had died but it had just done the same. the cast offs are a perfect looking crab, would love to see them actually shed
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Old 03-21-11, 03:58 AM
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All crabs usually do this, as they fill there old shell they dispense of it and grow a larger one to fill. It really sucks when you go crabbing and get a large male mud crab for dinner that has just thrown his shell and when you go to eat it it is pretty empty. Sorry I won't eat your crab brengun.
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Old 03-21-11, 08:31 AM
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Hehehe, thats a macro shot, the crab is only about 2cm max. Not much meat on him at all.
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Old 03-21-11, 03:41 PM
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Very cool pictures. The crap is very cute
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lovely markings on the crab.
thanks for super pics
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