C is for Crab

hermit crab

Crab    noun

Oxford Dictionary definition:  1.  Shellfish with 10 legs  2.  This as food

Our definition:  1.  Crabs are sentient beings who live in all the world’s oceans, in fresh water, and on land, are generally covered with a thick exoskeleton and have a single pair of claws.  They attract a mate through chemical (pheromones), visual, acoustic or vibratory means. Pheromones are used by most fully aquatic crabs, while terrestrial and semi-terrestrial crabs often use visual signals, such as fiddler crab males waving their large claw to attract females. Crabs are mostly active animals with complex behaviour patterns.  They can communicate by drumming or waving their pincers.  Males will fight to win females or to defend territory.  Fiddler Crabs dig burrows in sand or mud, which they use for resting, hiding, mating and to defend against intruders. Crabs are omnivores, feeding primarily on algae, and taking any other food, including molluscs, worms, other crustaceans, fungi, bacteria and detritus, depending on their availability and the crab species.

2.  Crabs are boiled alive by humans who want to eat them.

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The Cc page is done now (click on the pic or go to the dictionary in the sidebar).

I’ll be starting on Dd today 😀

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