Sunday 1 January 2017

Surgical Precision

Image: Kirkby
Crabs are extremely picky eaters.

Image: tpsdave
They have huge claws to make sure they don't have to get too close to their food...

Video: 송치훈

And they eat with the care and precision of a royal food tester who knows that every mouthful might be the one full of poison.

Image: Bill & Mark Bell
All of which means you shouldn't be surprised to see a crab wearing surgical gloves or carrying various articles of lab equipment around. They really are very, very picky eaters.