Dental Floss with Your Lobster? (Non-Ceph)

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  1. Fujisawas Sake

    Fujisawas Sake Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter Registered

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    ok, that is just odd looking.
     
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    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Ha, cool!! The packhorse 'crayfish' (actually lobsters, but don't get me started - and why is a new lobster immediately given the common name 'Yeti crab'?! :hmm: ) in NZ have similar (though much smaller) tufts of setae on their legs. When you dry a discarded molt, the tufts are actually quite soft. You can also see something similar on the mouthparts of this animal (different species).
     
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    But isn't that one of the more wonderful things about evolution? I think they're probably dual sensory clusters/symbiont housing, but its a wonderful thought about how far life can go to survive.

    John
     
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    Fascinating!:shock:
     
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    Once again, an astounding and beautiful example of convergent evolution among the arthropoda, let alone with vertebrates' skins - scales, hair, feathers, etc.

    John
     
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    Hey, I'm not knocking odd looking.....I love those unusual deep sea creatures they keep finding. And you're right, its pretty amazing how things are able to adapt :grin:
     
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    Hey! You can see something similar on MY mouthparts too!
    You rock, Kat.
    That is all.
     
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    I wish the article had been a little more detailed on the anatomy of the "Yeti Crab". I would like to know more about the gills and anatomical structure of the setae.

    John
     
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    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    :?: Um, thanks. Obviously not because of my stellar typing skills. :oops:
     
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