The arthrodial membrane between the prosoma and the opisthosoma of each horseshoe crab
was exposed, and the hinge joint was sterilized with 70% ethanol.
Methods of recording mortality, measuring wet body weight, testing and calculating feeds, and analyzing horseshoe crab
chemical composition followed the same procedures described by Hu et al.
When horseshoe crab
fossils are found they are often new to science, as is the case with Vaderlimulus.
Smith, "Influence of waves and horseshoe crab
spawning on beach morphology and sediment grain-size characteristics on a sandy estuarine beach," Sedimentology, vol.
Fortunately, there are programs that are preventing future destruction of horseshoe crab
habitat and spawning sites.
populations tend to remain local, with little influx from other bays.
The company, EndoSafe was set up to market technology based on limulus amebocyte lysate (LAL), a key ingredient in the horseshoe crab
's blood, which reacts in the presence of gram-negative bacteria.
Chitosan prepared from chitin of the horseshoe crab
shells can be used to improve the strength properties of paper made from unbleached pulp obtained from oil palm stem.
Female horseshoe crabs
can lay 4,000 eggs in each clutch.
The chitinous peaks of a horseshoe crab
's shell are 'rather like the perky eyebrows I associate with clerics of a certain age'; seaweed 'swirls like a saucy Spanish skirt.'" CHLOE SCHAMA
The man didn't know the difference between a whelk shell and a clamshell, and he couldn't tell a horseshoe crab
from a fiddler crab.
eggs, at its main stopover site at Delaware Bay; a