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Originally posted by justdj
has previously been discussed here...
personally i believe that it may not be photoshopped at all. nothing surprises me. anyone have any convincing reason as to why the horseshoe crab in a fairly controlled environment couldnt grow that large?
Currently, there are no techniques to determine a lobster's precise age. Every time they grow, lobsters change carapace. Therefore, there is no trace of growth on their body that can indicate their age (such as the growth rings found on the scales of fish, for example). We therefore don't know how long lobsters can live. Age is estimated according to size and growth rate based on temperature. We know however that they can live many years (at least 50) and reach very large sizes. In 1977, a lobster weighing 20 kg and measuring approximately 1 meter (overall length) was caught in Nova Scotia. Off the coast of Massachusetts in the U.S., a similar lobster was also reported (20 kg, overall length: 91 cm). Moreover, certain records document the capture of a lobster with an overall length between 1.5 and 1.8 meters.
Originally posted by scoobdude
I just picked up some trilobites for my daughter. i have not hatched them yet though. they sell kits in many places. figured it wuld be good for a first pet, as long as it does not get as big as that horseshoe crab.
Originally posted by Crakeur
the horeshoe crab in the first picture is not real.
they're all over the place by my house and they don't get that large.
still strange and freakish but not as big as a boat scary.
Originally posted by SilverSurfer
Ok its a probability that its a fake.. but just out of curiosity have you ever found any horseshoe crabs thats say 40,50,60 cm ??
Since other sites say they can get to 60 cm in size im curious if you ever found any near that size.
Originally posted by Wolvaurynphamir
They won't. That horseshoe crab isn't even as big as it seems. It's a Photoshop job; I believe it was proven elsewhere on this board
[edit on 17-10-2005 by Wolvaurynphamir]
Originally posted by Wig
I read the other thread on the horseshoe crab and it does not debunk the photo in anyway. So far all we have had is some people saying it must be a photoshop.
This photo of the horseshoe crab could still be real however unlikely it might seem to us.
Current status: unproven