Hermit Crab Changes Shell & Hermit in a Bottle “After having looked for years, we finally saw a hermit crab in the act of switching…View More Finding The Perfect Home That Just Screams YOU!
Finding any new fossil is rare. Finding invertebrate fossils is made even more rare because of the squishy nature of most invertebrates. Sometimes the wandering…View More Yicaris – Progenitor of the Crustacea
Nearly 30-90% of the pharmaceuticals we digest are excreted in its active form. These active pharmaceuticals collect sewage systems and eventually make their way to…View More Your Happiness Kills Crustaceans
Everyone knows that all crabs moult. Its no secret. When you wear you skeleton on the outside, its difficult to find the room to grow.…View More Fiddler Crabs Moult for a Breath of Fresh Air
Isopods, you know them as those adorable little roly-poly bugs under rocks in the forest or the gigantic Bathynomus of the deep sea. They are…View More Isopods Cause Reproductive Death in Shrimp
They get huge! And can take down a frikkin house! Also, dey vill piiiiiiiiinch yooooo!!!!View More Absolute Awesomeness of Arthropods Vol. I (#invwars)
This week’s Mad Taxonomic Skillz challenge will utilize the awesome freely available resource for everything crustacean – Crustacea.net! We think that if crustaceans were easier…View More Mad Taxonomic Skillz III – Crustacean Hunt!
Much of the earth’s biodiversity lies within the phylum Arthropoda. You are probably aware of many species within the group trilobites, spiders, centipedes, crabs, insects,…View More Pycnogonids, more than spiders of the sea
As a taxonomist and marine biologist, it is very hard to lose “one of us”. There are not many around and each loss is a…View More Isabel Farfante 1916-2009
Barnacles may have big penises but ostracodes of the superfamily Cypridoidea have giant sperm. Ostracode range are mostly near a millimeter but sperm range from…View More 100 Million Year Old Giant Sperm