The Artful Disguise of a Decorator Crab

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In summary, this small cryptic-looking crab appears to have mastered the art of disguise by attaching various anemones and coral polyps to its exoskeleton. The thread title had conjured up a rather different image in my mind than this, and the gimp should be free.. its somewhat like Photoshop.
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This small cryptic-looking "decorator crab" appears to have mastered the art of disguise by attaching various anemones and coral polyps to its exoskeleton. [continued]
deco-crab.jpg

http://www.divegallery.com/decorator.htm
...more pics...
 
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This looks like a good candidate for the Hallowe'en photo contest (except you didn't take it yourself).

It'd get my vote.
 
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OMG! There's a crab in there? :bugeye:
 
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Wouldn't it be cool if dogs and cats did this with stuff that is laying around the house?
 
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I can just make out a few legs.

Though, the thread title had conjured up a rather different image in my mind than this. :smile:
 
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Ivan Seeking said:
Wouldn't it be cool if dogs and cats did this with stuff that is laying around the house?
:bugeye: :smile:

Gawd I wish I had photoshop!
 
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nothing beats paintshop pro !

:smile:

The gimp should be free.. its somewhat like Photoshop..
 
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Ivan Seeking said:
Wouldn't it be cool if dogs and cats did this with stuff that is laying around the house?
You mean like curtains? :biggrin:

Can you find the cat?
http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/4465/embercurtain1mw8.jpg

Here she is out of hiding...sort of.
http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/3783/embercurtain2mq6.jpg
 
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Ivan Seeking said:
Wouldn't it be cool if dogs and cats did this with stuff that is laying around the house?

http://www.stuffonmycat.com/" :wink:
 
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Moonbear said:
You mean like curtains? :biggri:
Awww, she's getting so big!
 
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Evo said:
Awww, she's getting so big!
Yep, there's nothing out of climbing reach anymore. I weighed her yesterday, and she's a whopping 4 lbs already! :biggrin: But, dangit, she still has those super-sharp kitten teeth! How much longer before she trades them in for the new set? :bugeye: She's also learned how to climb between the blankets on the bed instead of staying on top of them, which means less layers between her and my toes when she wakes me in the morning by reminding me she still has her kitten teeth!

Her latest trick is to sneak out the door into the garage with me in the morning. That's when my hands are usually full and I can't get the door shut quickly, so I have to start adding an extra 10 min to my morning to get all my stuff into the car, and then find her in the garage and catch her to get her back into the house before I can open the garage door and start the car. Thank goodness I have a garage so she isn't just sneaking out the front door with me!
 
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Ah, yes, the joys of kittens. :biggrin:

Maybe if you stick some anemones on her it will slow her down.
 

Related to The Artful Disguise of a Decorator Crab

1. What is a decorator crab?

A decorator crab is a type of crab that uses materials from its environment to camouflage and disguise itself, making it difficult for predators to spot.

2. How does a decorator crab create its disguise?

The decorator crab uses its claws to carefully attach materials such as seaweed, shells, and sponges to its body, blending in with its surroundings.

3. What is the purpose of the decorator crab's disguise?

The disguise serves as a form of protection for the crab, helping it to hide from predators and making it less vulnerable to attack.

4. Are all decorator crabs the same?

No, there are many different species of decorator crabs, each with their own unique ways of disguising themselves.

5. How do decorator crabs benefit their ecosystem?

Decorator crabs play an important role in their ecosystem by helping to maintain balance and diversity. By blending in with their surroundings, they also contribute to the overall health of their environment by avoiding becoming prey themselves.

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