Saturday, November 29, 2008

there's a crab in my oyster!


there's a crab in my oyster!, originally uploaded by Blog-Sothoth.

An oyster shucked this evening by our biologist friend had a baby crab inside--as of 12:30 am it was still living. The biologist and his son took it home to see if they could keep it going in their aquarium.

6 comments:

fernie said...

Was the oyster eating the crab or the crab eating the oyster?

Nyarlathotep said...

I think they were both having a feast--and the crab was winning. But humans intervened. The biologist said had they both lived in the sea the oyster eventually would have digested the crab.

Anonymous said...

We have found several crabs in our clams. Ate them anyway. Birgit Saint Clair Shores, Michigan

Anonymous said...

Birgit from St. Clair Shores ment Oysters!!!!

Anonymous said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oyster_crab
these are actually delicacies! eat them whenever you can, they're best sauteed in butter

Anonymous said...

This is an oyster crab, or a Pea crab. Its a parasite that eventually kills the host. harmless to eat though and a delicacy to some :D