This is just cool. No behavior, no cognition, no neuroscience. Just animal awesomeness.
Amazing time-lapse video of a twelve-foot spider crab molting. Watch til the end.
From Neatorama, via @kzelnio (of Deep Sea News)
This is a picture from Fukung.net. Is it a close up of my brother, Andrew's, inner thigh? Can any of our readers explain why these crabs are trying to cross the road?
tags: Circus of the Spineless, invertebrates, insects, arachnids, plants, algae, blog carnival
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I was mildly surprised at the reaction to this cool timelapse video of a molting crab — some people didn't understand how arthropods work. The only thing to do, of course, is to explain the molting process of insects and crustaceans, called ecdysis.
Let's go back to the basics first. In the…