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Your skeleton is inside your body. Some animals have a skeleton on the outside! It isn't made of bones, like a human skeleton. It's a tough, shell-like covering that protects the animal's soft, inner parts. You can think of it like the crust on a loaf of bread—a hard outer layer that surrounds a soft inside. This outer skeleton is called an exoskeleton (“exo” means outer).
Animals with an exoskeleton include insects, spiders, ticks, crabs, lobsters, crayfish, shrimp and some other small animals. All animals with an exoskeleton are small in size. To be big takes more body support, such as bones.
Animals with an exoskeleton have bodies divided into two or three basic sections. They have a head and an abdomen. Some also have a middle section called a thorax.
An exoskeleton is very thin and soft at places the body must bend.
An exoskeleton cannot grow. Animals shed their exoskeletons throughout their lives.
Originally posted by The_Zomar
I got SO much shizz when I made a topic about eating vegetarian to avoid the hormones and diseases in meat... (wheres the conspiracy!?!?!111one11) but a crab molting gets front page with minimal angry peasants with torches. Some hillbillies are biased towards meat I guess (must not be able to comprehend anything that goes against the teachings of ma and pa).
But regardless, I enjoyed the video. Seems like it would be very hard to pull all of his legs out of his shell.
I do wonder, however, if he is unarmored because of his new shell not being tough yet.