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#1    Saru


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Posted 16 October 2012 - 10:26 AM

Giant Japanese spider crab
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The Japanese spider crab is the largest living species of crab and is found in the depths of the Pacific.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 12:01 PM

can you eat it?

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 12:44 PM

Very aptly named, it looks like a spider!  *runs away*

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:25 PM

View PostStill Waters, on 16 October 2012 - 12:44 PM, said:

Very aptly named, it looks like a spider!  *runs away*

*races passed Still Waters* You really put the 'still' in your name on this one sista! :w00t:

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 11:12 PM

He's lovely! I remember seeing one(dead), in the museum in Liverpool when I was a very small child. It was stretched out and attached to the wall. I remember staring at it in fascination and I kept asking my Gran, "Is it real? Is it a real one?". The biggest crabs I'd seen before that were about 4" long ...... on the beaches of N.Wales.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 09:27 AM

I've seen them at the aquarium in Osaka Japan .
The tank its in is the height of the building ,and you work your way downward in a spiral ,around the tank ,which is round .
You see the sealife that likes each depth ,as you go down .

There are other tanks on the opposite walls from the main tank too .
They used to have a giant sunfish ,in a tank of his own .He was huge .

When you get to the bottom level ,the life on the floor is quite different from levels above .
Very few fish ,and just numerous giant crabs .
The bigger ones are as tall as I am . They sort of hang out in clusters too.
Two in one corner ,four of them congregating in the middle .
They look very much like giant Alaskan king crabs to me ,so I would assume you can eat them . I don't think anyone does though

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 12:53 PM

Steam it  cracked it  galic butter eat it hummmmmmmmmmm

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 08:05 PM

I'm hungry.

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