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Michelle



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PostSubject: Coconut Crab!   Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:41 am

Coconut Crab. This is pretty interesting....



Coconut Crab (Birgus latro) is the largest terrestrial

Arthropod in the world. It is known for its ability

To crack coconuts with its strong pincers in order to

Eat the contents.
It is sometimes called the robber crab because some

Coconut crabs are rumored to steal shiny items such

As pots and silverware from houses and tents.
The second photo gives you a good idea of how large

These crabs are - a coconut crab is seeking food from

A black trashcan.





It is eaten by the Pacific islanders and is considered a delicacy with a taste similar to lobster and crabmeat. A coconut crab will attack if it is threatened.




COCONUT CRABS
The coconut crab is a large edible land crab related to the hermit crab, and are found in the tropical Indian and Pacific Oceans . They eat coconuts for a living! How would you like to be on an island and come across a crab that is more than 3 feet from head to tail and weighs up to 40 pounds, with a pair of large pincers strong enough to open coconuts! They can climb trees too, but they only eat coconuts that have already fallen to the ground. Coconut crab meat has been considered a local delicacy.
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PomeranianPammy



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PostSubject: Re: Coconut Crab!   Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:33 am

Cool Coconut crab! Yummy to eat! Lol! Thank you for the information, this is the first time I heard of this animal and it's so fascinating how the world is so full of wonders. I would like to have one to have a coconut breaker. Smile
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