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Japanese giant spider crab sheds its shell

Japanese giant spider crab sheds its shell

Enoshima Aquarium in Fujisawa, Japan, has released time-lapse footage of a molting Japanese spider crab, whose 3.8 meter (12 ft 6 in) leg span makes it the world's largest arthropod species. Video shot over a 6-hour period. Almost made me jump out of my skin. Apparently Japanese spider crabs have a gentle disposition.

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Guest: (2728 days ago)
Mmmmm soft shell crab time!
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Mmmmm soft shell crab time!
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Guest: (2728 days ago)
And that, my son, is how babies are born.
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And that, my son, is how babies are born.
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Latest comment: Holy crab!
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Latest comment: Holy crab!
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Guest: Bob (2727 days ago)
I'm glad I didn't have crabs when I was in Japan
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I'm glad I didn't have crabs when I was in Japan
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Guest: IsThereAHermitInThere? (2728 days ago)
Think it grunts and strains like I do when I'm constipated? And then lets out a big sigh?
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Think it grunts and strains like I do when I'm constipated? And then lets out a big sigh?
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Guest: pfft (2728 days ago)
one for me, one for you!
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one for me, one for you!
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Guest: (2728 days ago)
Whoah, that's pretty mad..
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Whoah, that's pretty mad..
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