We have an excellent collection of crabs today. Also, stay tuned, the second annual Big Crab Drawing Contest is in full swing and I should shortly have the winners on the Big Crab Contest blog.
One should notice that this is one of the true blue crabs that we have seen. Little does he know he is about to turn bright orange.
Wyatt had a little trouble with the second claw (or cheliped), or maybe the crab got in a fight over a she crab. I don't know why two guys ever would, all them gals end up as soup anyway.
In any case: Crabs can also hear and produce a variety of sounds. In courtship some species attract the females attention by banging their cheliped on the ground or vibrating their walking legs. Each species has its own unique sound that can attract a female or intimidate a competing male.
Mikayla has got the anatomy right, except that the antenna seem to have another set of eyes.
You might think that this is just a happy little fellow until you realize those are claws
I had to include this even though there were no crabs. It is something out of Tim Burton. I think those are geese flying in formation in the sky, but who knows. Could be a pirate, too.
This is Madalyn
And this is her sister Anna who does not, in real life, have a crooked smile.