Little Crab ahh

Little Crab ahh

Well here it is the little crab we found on the beach, we were told he was not dead he or she had just crawled out of his shell leaving behind his gills, which they will re grow again along with his shell, he was very surprised as the man from the small sea life centre that children and adults can go too on the north bay said it is very unusual to see one that is completely intact like it was missing no claws.

Well I hope you like it Blue sorry we missed you shall have to try harder for next week-end as we are going to Wolsingham again it will be the last time as the site closes boo hoo say OH.

Hope you all had a good week-end

Love & Hugs

Xx

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  • That looks a bit crabby

  • Hi Bobby16

    Yes and it certainly smelt it too.

    Love & Hugs

    Xx

  • Haha

  • No I can assure it wasn't anything like ha ha no wonder he didn't want it as a specimen to show the children, he did say it would smell ha ha

    Love & Hugs

    XX

  • He does look little neet looking tiny fellow☺

  • Morning cespenosa

    Have often seen little crabs on the beach broken up and thought they had all died now I no different,

    Love & Hugs

    Xx

  • Ahh it’s cute, did they say how long it takes for gills and shell to grow back Mac, was going to say will be a bit nippy around the gills but he hasn’t got any ha ha. Thanks for sharing Hun. Err by the way, yeah you left me behind, I was frantically waving my arms, I wished , as you was driving away lol. X

  • Morning Blue no he didn't say just that he is hiding under the rocks till they do, your impish self is back I see that's good nippy round the gills very good, Well I did try and delay OH but when he's ready that's it have to go, better luck this week=end.

    Love & Hugs

    Xx

  • Morning Hun. So now crabby has to play hide n seek, Boo. Ha ha. Yep it’s back, I’m coming for a sleep over on Friday, then hubs can’t leave me behind lol. Xx

  • Afternoon blue you'll have to sleep over Thursday night as we go off on Friday early afternoon lol see you then.

    Love & Hugs

    Xx

  • Rightyho onesies packed . Teddy packed hotties packed sorted I’m on my way. It will take me a that long to get there. Lol. Xx

  • Evening Blue well don't dawdle don't want to miss you again, how long will it take you to get here lol

    Love & Hugs

    Xx

  • I’m 1/2 way ha ha xx

  • Well hurry up got some cake in the oven. :>)

    Love & Hugs

    Xx

  • Me ips av had it lol xx

  • Well shall see you at Mo soiree cake & tea on Thursday.

    Love & Hugs

    Xx

  • Poor little fella, he looks rather vulnerable. Hugs, xx

  • Morning Tedsmum

    He is rather vulnerable till his new shell hardens and he grows new gills that's why they shelter under rocks on the beach so we were told.

    Love & Hugs

    Xx

  • Well, I’ve learnt something today, thank you for that! It’s very educational on here. It makes a nice change from fibro. Love and hugs xx 😄

  • It's called moulting they do each year to grow bigger sometimes more than once food/weather dependant as once shell hardens they can't grow any bigger so they have to peel as we call them they start a chemical process to split the shell as they change to green shore crabs do anyway they give off a scent that fish love! as smooth hounds and rays home in on them

    The females peel first then males later(Females wide flap underneath males narrow)you often find them paired male above female when they have peeled.

    as there soft till new shell harden.

    Down on south coast get spider crabs that come enmass from likes of the med once water warms up to peel etc it's like a carpet of them under water as they crawl along eating anything they find!

    once they peel the rays like sting rays and undulates float along drop on top and off there there heads as they eat the spider crabs

  • Thank you oscarbravo

    I knew someone would be able to tell me more, wow that must be a site to see all of those spider crabs, where a bouts on the south coast are you? love the way the sting rays move but I also love to eat skate wings its the only fish I put vinegar on strange that. so thank you for the extra info.

    Love & Hugs

    Xx

  • I'm 'Smelly' London way

    Check you tube for vids on spider crabs or dive videos it's like an army down there with them they trundle over then back later.

    Friend was telling me about the rays floating along then whack of with the spider crabs bonce! brings everything into a freenzy once they peel as everything moves in for a feed on the bits.

    Mind spider crabs make good eating pay a few quid in a restaurant for them!

    Peeler crabs make great bait for fishing!

  • Thanks for that I shall check out you tube, we also love crabs.

    Love & Hugs

    Xx

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