Look at these Crabs

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posted on Sep, 26 2007 @ 05:27 PM
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There are a bunch on an Island called Diego Garcia in the the Indian Ocean. We have a navy base there, but the island is British rule. There are also jackasses there from the days when the Spanish sailed the seas.




posted on Sep, 26 2007 @ 05:28 PM
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What I want to know is why they don't sell those at the store or restaurants I go to? I'd clean out my fridge to make room and be crab happy for at least 3 days.



posted on Sep, 26 2007 @ 05:38 PM
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Because they're an endangered species and the ones who sell them will be in big trouble if they get caught.



posted on Sep, 26 2007 @ 06:02 PM
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OH ... MY .... GOD .... !

I hate the tinyist of this creature !! but if i saw this thing trying to get it on with my dustbin (trash can) i think i would have a total breakdown ! that thing is enormous ! Do they make saddles for 'em ???

I could not get the link to work but when i saw that photo ! By the lord Harry , i nearly soiled myself .... i need a Gin !!

Regards in advance of a breakdown

Git



posted on Sep, 26 2007 @ 06:02 PM
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double posted sorry


[edit on 26-9-2007 by completenuttergit]

[edit on 26-9-2007 by completenuttergit]



posted on Sep, 26 2007 @ 07:00 PM
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If you think those are scary, check out Giant Japanese Spider Crabs :

The largest of the crustaceans include the the giant Japanese spider crab (Macrocheira kaempferi) with its four-meter legspan

I mean.....a crab with a four metre leg span.......thats 13 feet!



posted on Sep, 26 2007 @ 07:04 PM
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Thanks for your post, D0MiNAT0R 1OOO.

The pictures are amazing. See, that's why there's much more to discover in Earth's oceans than anywhere else.


Again, I've enjoyed pictures. Good post.



posted on Sep, 26 2007 @ 07:07 PM
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Originally posted by TheOmen
If you think those are scary, check out Giant Japanese Spider Crabs :

The largest of the crustaceans include the the giant Japanese spider crab (Macrocheira kaempferi) with its four-meter legspan

I mean.....a crab with a four metre leg span.......thats 13 feet!


I've found the perfect picture to provide to support this.




[edit on 26-9-2007 by TheoOne]



posted on Sep, 26 2007 @ 07:57 PM
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Here's a better photo of the Giant Japanese Spider Crab:




posted on Sep, 26 2007 @ 08:14 PM
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Originally posted by ZikhaN
I have seen those so much on Discovery^^ There was a show called "Deadliest Catch" where they catch those for living outside alaska^^


I quite often spend time in Homer Alaska. The Crabbing Boats don't go out of Homer but many of the locals worked them or work them part of the year. They watch that show every time its on in the bar at the Motel I stay at. They even put up big banners in the windows and have special while it is on.

Those Kings are one of life's greatest pleasures. They get down to $8 a pound here at the right time of year. Great eating
No other Crab tastes quite the same. No mossy flavor at all, just light good eating. People who don't like other Crab like Kings.



posted on Sep, 26 2007 @ 08:29 PM
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Well insects supposdly evolved from these vertebrea id still eat them tho!



posted on Sep, 26 2007 @ 09:10 PM
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I've seen these babies (coconut crabs) up close and personal a couple of times. I think in Jamaica and/or Moorea. All I can say is they scare the snot out of you when you're walking back to your room at night and not expecting a freaky-huge land crab watching you walk by... yikes



posted on Sep, 27 2007 @ 01:41 AM
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I was gonna say...

Those don't look anything like the ones from that chick I met at the pub last weekend...man oh man...



posted on Sep, 27 2007 @ 04:51 AM
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Thanx for that, I found that photo but still, thats a small one compared to ones I have seen, but unfortunately I can't seem to find a photo of a full size one. But yeah, that should give people an idea.

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posted on Sep, 27 2007 @ 05:02 AM
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Here are some links to more info on giant japanese spider crabs.

Source 1

Source 2

Source 3

Source 4

Happy reading!
T.O



posted on Sep, 27 2007 @ 05:06 AM
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Mmmmmmmm....chili crab !!!

*drools*

Very cool links to pics and info from all, btw


Peace

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posted on Sep, 27 2007 @ 05:50 AM
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Great link, I didn't realize the correlation between Earhart's possible remains and bone disposal by crabs.

Good read.



posted on Sep, 27 2007 @ 05:57 AM
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Good photo.

Why such a small shell? Should've been bigger!



posted on Sep, 28 2007 @ 11:58 PM
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When I saw the one on the trashcan, I got chills!! If I saw that on a trashcan near my house I would scream and by scream I mean SCREAM. And run and cry and check to see if my family was still alive and then eventually run back with my camera and then run away screaming and crying again.

*shudders* Omg, that is so scaryyyy.

Great find though. That was interesting. I showed it to my friend. He didn't think it was real. >__<



posted on Oct, 1 2007 @ 04:37 AM
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hehehehe

Hey Paresthesia, please catch it for me and we can make a gumbo LOL





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