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Coconut Crab

If that photo is for real i would not want to see the Coconut Shell it uses for a home.

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EditedEdited 04-Mar-2010 05:59
Coconut crabs don't carry shells.

I suspect that the trash can is not a full-sized one...

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Even if that is a 28 gal can, that's a fricking huge crab! Look at the size of those claws! It can crack a COCONUT for goodness sakes! I can't do it with a hammer and chisel...

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They are real. It's funny they pop up on messageboards a couple times a year. Hahaha...

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Awesome, aren't they? The garbage can pic is common, but I haven't seen the glass bottle one before.

Apparently they wear shells for a little while when they are younger, but I imagine at some point the availability of large shells decreases and they've just evolved not to need them.

I sometimes show my land hermits pics of coconut crabs so they have something to aim for I'd probably have to modify the spare room to be an enclosure if any of them got close.



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