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Old 02-12-2010, 09:11 PM   #1
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Default Giant spider crab set for Birmingham sea life centre

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A Japanese spider crab believed to be the biggest ever seen in Britain is set to go on show at Birmingham's National Sea Life Centre.

Dubbed Crabzilla, his front feeding limbs are more than 5ft (1.5m) long and end in big claws.

The Sea Life Centre will be his home until the end of March when he will be taken to his permanent home in Belgium.

The crabs are commonly found in the Pacific in 1,000 ft (300m) deep waters but have been known to live deeper.

Curator Graham Burrows said: "It is rumoured these crabs can grow as big as four metres, big enough to straddle a car.

"He will absolutely dwarf the other crabs in there, but he's not aggressive and they should have nothing to worry about."

The crustacean has been flown to the UK en route to a permanent home in Belgium from Japan and has been quarantined in Dorset.
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:14 PM   #2
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He would be good eats.
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dont tell the japanese, theyll be extinct within a week.
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:24 PM   #4
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that **** freaks me out. sea life is intense and creepy.
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I'm sure he will be very happy there.
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that **** freaks me out. Sea life is intense and creepy.
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Old 02-13-2010, 09:33 AM   #7
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That thing is creepy as **** but I love me some crab legs.
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Old 02-13-2010, 09:38 AM   #8
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Coconut Crab:


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that thing is not real is it?
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Creepy, reminds me of a spider, and I hate spiders.
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that thing is not real is it?
Unfortunately it is. Creepy ****ing abomination.

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Creepy, reminds me of a spider, and I hate spiders.
Spiders and crustaceans descend from a common ancestor. It is believed that that early ancestor lineage adapted to life on land and diversified.

I wonder if spider tastes like crab?
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Spider crab? I wonder,does it go for the throat?
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Spiders and crustaceans descend from a common ancestor. It is believed that that early ancestor lineage adapted to life on land and diversified.

I wonder if spider tastes like crab?
No, it taste like chicken.
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Old 02-13-2010, 12:28 PM   #15
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Spiders and crustaceans descend from a common ancestor. It is believed that that early ancestor lineage adapted to life on land and diversified.

I wonder if spider tastes like crab?
I don't want to find out, but Bears Grylls can tell you.
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Old 02-13-2010, 01:22 PM   #16
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Spider crab? I wonder,does it go for the throat?
The skill levels are very similar.
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The skill levels are very similar.
Skill levels may be similar, but I imagine that the crab has a higher IQ. At least lets hope so for its sake.
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dont tell the japanese, theyll be extinct within a week.
No, they will only chop their legs off and throw them back in the sea while still alive, and crab leg soup will be the new hot item in Japan and throughout Asia.

Ah, I guess you're right, they probably will fish them into extinction, like they are trying to do with the Minke Whales and the Fin Whales, which is an endangered species and they hope to kill 50 each year, lol. WTF is that? An animal on the endangered species list and they want to kill 50 of them per year. And their quota for the Minke Whales is like 800 per year or something like that, and they only want them for "research" they claim.

I hope the Steve Irwin rams another Japanese whaler this year.
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No, they will only chop their legs off and throw them back in the sea while still alive, and crab leg soup will be the new hot item in Japan and throughout Asia.

Ah, I guess you're right, they probably will fish them into extinction, like they are trying to do with the Minke Whales and the Fin Whales, which is an endangered species and they hope to kill 50 each year, lol. WTF is that? An animal on the endangered species list and they want to kill 50 of them per year. And their quota for the Minke Whales is like 800 per year or something like that, and they only want them for "research" they claim.

I hope the Steve Irwin rams another Japanese whaler this year.
While i dont agree with the methods i fail to see why whaling should be banned. The tuna, cod and sardine fisheries are now less sustainable than the current japanese whaling program. Douches like sea shepard (loved the southpark episode) and greenpeace send out "information packs" with blatant lies in them and people eat it up cos they love the whales.
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Crab People! They're going to take over the world!

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While i dont agree with the methods i fail to see why whaling should be banned. The tuna, cod and sardine fisheries are now less sustainable than the current japanese whaling program. Douches like sea shepard (loved the southpark episode) and greenpeace send out "information packs" with blatant lies in them and people eat it up cos they love the whales.
I never said whaling should be banned. But, I don't know why they have quotas for whales that are on the endangered species list and they claim they are only killing the Minke whales for "research". You're telling me it takes 950 damn whales every year to do their research? Greenpeace is only trying to make sure Whales are not slaughtered to the point where it was back in the early 1900's. Whales do serve a purpose in the ocean eco system. Countries can hunt for whales but I think the general consensus is that the Japanese use a loophole to exploit just how many they can kill and for what reasons.
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You guys like rollie polies (isopods)? Well, here's their big brother, the giant isopod:




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What about salamanders? Those are nice little pets, right?

Well, there are species of salamanders in Asia and Alaska that get to be 6 feet long and live to be 80 years old:

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