Friday, 11 September 2015

Tentacle Heaven

Image: Nick Hobgood
Now THIS is a Decorator Crab who knows what decoration is all about! Forget your wallpaper and papier mache dragon heads. Forget even about the lumps of sponge so many other Decorator Crabs swathe their bodies in. Nope. It's all about the tentacles. It's ALL about the tentacles!

By covering itself head to claw in hydroid polyps this crab not only looks good, it also gains protection since all those tentacles happen to be bristling with stinging cells. And it's pretty good for the polyps, too, as they get ferried around to all the best feeding areas their faithful mount can find.

It's a match made in heaven. Tentacle Heaven. And it's ALL about Tentacle Heaven.

2 comments:

Porakiya Draekojin said...

Oooooh the dirty jokes that can be made about this XD

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Hahahaha!

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