Cool. And speaking of clothes, I guess we all have our exoskeletons in the closet.
made of rubber
Actually, guy, I think these guys keep theirs in Davey Jones' Locker. And Steve - don't you have horseshoe crabs there? They're our living fossils! Very common but very strange critters! (or were you referring to the contents of your own wardrobe? neoprene!)
no we have nothing like this at all seen them on tv cool guys but i referring to your wardrobe we know whats in mine we got to get you out of the closest.
Well, steve, I've already got one shot of my exo-skeleton posted, but here's another during my typical afternoon work-out.
Of course a fine exo-skeleton like this does take quite a bit of maintenance to stay in such top form! Here's my spa!
You guys are nuts!
This is a great photo, and I have never seen this before in real life. I have watched these creatures on TV but have never seen this part like this! It IS Astonishing!
thanks, Jean! It is so funny the things we can take for granted and not realize they're restricted to just one's own part of the world! (Sort of like kangaroos and rainbow lorikeets in Oz, I guess!) I had no idea, but now have read that horseshoe crabs are only found in North America, on the eastern seaboard and Gulf of Mexico. In spring, there are special kayak trips up at Plum Island here just to be voyeurs to see them, well, ensuring there are more of the species. But when I went on one, I thought, yeah, big deal, they're all over the place down the Cape!
Also, in this beach shot I'd posted a few weeks ago, you can see the molts through out the seaweed. Those were all only about 4"-5" diameter - I guess that the molting time varies by age, and the bigger older ones like this one molt later.
If I don't get back to the Cape this fall, I'll get some live ones cruising through the bay, just like the moonsnail, next spring.
That is a great beach! Maybe one day...
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