Crab, The

Crab, The,

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[Lat.,=the crab], in astronomy, constellation lying on the ecliptic (the sun's apparent path through the heavens) between Gemini and Leo; it is a constellation of the zodiac. It contains the star cluster Praesepe, but no bright stars.
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in common usage, group of stars that appear to form a configuration in the sky; properly speaking, a constellation is a definite region of the sky in which the configuration of stars is contained.
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Although the rate of infestation was found to increase with the increase in size of the host crab, the two variables are poorly correlated (R2 = 0.
Once they'd tested each coconut crab, the scientists analyzed the data they'd collected.
To further understand the pathogenic changes of the diseased crab, the ultrathin sections of tissues of the diseased crab sampled from the farms were examined with transmission electron microscopy.
The study, titled "A Mighty Claw: Pinching Force of the Coconut Crab, the Largest Terrestrial Crustacean," was published Wednesday in the journal (http://journals.
Although green crabs have been established for an extended period of time on the east coast of North America, they are being rapidly replaced by a relatively recent invasive crab, the Asian shore crab Hemigrapsus sanguineus (De Haan).
Because a hard crab will kill and eat a soft crab, the shedding tanks must be carefully watched 'round the clock and the shedding crabs removed to another tank.
There's also something in the dictum 'you only get out what you put in' -- when you're eating crab, the rewards are great.
In the male crab, the articulation of telson with 6th abdominal segment was not normal while in the female crab an additional incomplete abdominal segment was present.