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Fiddler crabs

F/5.6, 1/500, ISO 220.

Fiddler crabs

A lonely female crab was walking down the beach one evening when she noticed a male crab coming toward her—but he was walking straight and not sideways!
Impressed by his talent, she decided to marry him immediately.
The next morning she noticed him walking sideways like any ordinary crab! She asked, “What happened? Yesterday you were able to walk straight!”
He answered “What?! I can’t get that drunk every day!”.

Interesting Fact: Male versus male competition also occurs as fighting with the major claws.[9] If a male loses his larger claw, the smaller one will begin to grow larger and the lost claw will regenerate into a new (small) claw. For at least some species of fiddler crabs, however, the small claw remains small, while the larger claw regenerates over a period of several molts, being about half its former size after the first molt. The female fiddler carries her eggs in a mass on the underside of her body. She remains in her burrow during a two week gestation period, after which she ventures out to release her eggs into the receding tide. The larvae remain planktonic for a further two weeks.  ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiddler_crab#Life_cycle )

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20 Comments

      • You’re welcome, I love reading your blog. In future I’ll come here for my smile of the day 🙂 Thank you! Have a great day.

  1. Such a neat picture!!! I love crabs!!! I have two Hermit crabs, and used to (he died. 😦 ) have a red claw crab!!! I always thought Fiddler crabs were neat!! 😀

    • Sorry to hear about your crab. But I am sure you have a lot fun memories watching him. Crabs are very interesting creatures. Thank you very much for stopping by and sharing with us. Happy Blogging! 🙂

  2. This title made me LOL! Those claws are huge! I can just hear the thought of a female crab when choosing a mate, “OMG! Check out the claw on that one, Becky!”

    • Hahaha that was good LOL, I am happy that my title made you laugh and I am even more excited that you return the favor with your funny feedback. I enjoyed that very much so. Happy Blogging! 🙂

    • It was really crazy, I was scared to be there. Hehehe. Thank you very much for stopping by and checking out my work. Happy Blogging! 🙂

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