Generally, the crab
is a brownish-green color, but can appear a darker brown or a deep, almost-purple black, as well.
Because the same crabs were used for both experiments, the 2-clawed treatment of each experiment was conducted first (diet choice experiment 2, then prey size selection, as described later), and then the larger, crusher claw was removed from the crabs
to conduct the 1-clawed treatment of each experiment (diet choice experiment 2, then prey size selection).
Nonetheless, representatives of the town's $3 million shellfish industry say the crabs
need to be protected in their natural habitat because they are valuable for aerating the soil and eating shellfish predators such as worms.
Given the length of time the crabs
were likely in the pots, it is unlikely that many of these crabs would have escaped alive (High and Worlund, 1979).
Other specials include a Crab "Un" Cake, which features 84% crab and just enough filler to hold the crab
together without compromising flavor and texture.
Seventy-five percent of the crab
is caught in the first eight weeks of the season, meaning winter.
They typically form a conga line, smallest to largest, each holding onto the crab
in front of it, and, once a hapless crab is wrenched from its shell, simultaneously move into larger shells.
All but one of the crabs
survived and are now in a quarantine unit at the National Sea Life Centre.
How might the crabs
and fish that are moving up from the south disturb the food web in the northern Bering Sea?
don't have eyes so it's also possible that the hairs work as sensors.
spend their adult life in freshwater but spawn at sea and can also cross dry land.
have become so popular that the Hermit Crab Association - its first crab convention was held in 2000 in a Virginia home and drew 10 people - now boasts more than 1,000 members.