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.
Among male crab, the
relationship between ChH and CL had an allometry coefficient of 1.
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.
For red king crab, the
leg retraction reflex test was replaced with a test of antennae movement response.