235 posts tagged cute

9th December 2013
Perhaps the most precious of all the precious babies you’ll see on your dashboard today is the long-legged spider crab, Macropodia rostrata. They are also known as decorator crabs for their tendency to camouflage themselves with fragments of seaweed and sponges. They attach these bits to hook-shaped hairs that cover their bodies. Their method of swimming with their spindly legs is largely inefficient, but may help them move over more challenging substrate. They typically feed on small shellfish, algae, small worms, and detritus when other food is unattainable.
(Photo source(s)) Perhaps the most precious of all the precious babies you’ll see on your dashboard today is the long-legged spider crab, Macropodia rostrata. They are also known as decorator crabs for their tendency to camouflage themselves with fragments of seaweed and sponges. They attach these bits to hook-shaped hairs that cover their bodies. Their method of swimming with their spindly legs is largely inefficient, but may help them move over more challenging substrate. They typically feed on small shellfish, algae, small worms, and detritus when other food is unattainable.
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Perhaps the most precious of all the precious babies you’ll see on your dashboard today is the long-legged spider crab, Macropodia rostrata. They are also known as decorator crabs for their tendency to camouflage themselves with fragments of seaweed and sponges. They attach these bits to hook-shaped hairs that cover their bodies. Their method of swimming with their spindly legs is largely inefficient, but may help them move over more challenging substrate. They typically feed on small shellfish, algae, small worms, and detritus when other food is unattainable.

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I am Ashley, an incredibly introverted environmental enthusiast.
I'm studying to be a marine biologist.
I have a fierce love for all living things, a very broad sense of humor, and I'm likely too passionate for my own good.
Herein you'll find animals (especially creepy-crawlies), nature, science, art, some of my own photography, and occasionally a scattering of personal posts.
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I source all of my own posts unless it's my content, in which case I tag it "personal."
But that tag is littered with a bunch of other, boring things as well, so peruse with caution.

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