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11/20 Goldenstang's Animal of the Day - The Horseshoe Crab

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by MichaelB21, Nov 20, 2006.

  1. MichaelB21

    MichaelB21 Mr. Nice

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    I figured I'd pick one for himm since he hasn't done it yet and there is evidently a demand.
    The importance of the horseshoe crab (and the reason I selected it) to us is it's copper based blood which is used in medical research. Be sure to thank the horseshoe crab!
     

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    dvon1981 Resident Beer Guy

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    boring, you can see these on the beach in Maine by looking in any tide pool.
     
  3. reborn00

    reborn00 brought you HSIOW!

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    It's just not the same. :cry:

    Yeah, you needed to use the jackalope for sure. :lol:

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  4. MichaelB21

    MichaelB21 Mr. Nice

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    There is nothing boring about the horseshoe crab. The next time you take drugs such as antibiotics realize that because of it you can be sure that it is safe for you. It is a real miracle.
     
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    reborn00 brought you HSIOW!

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    :idea: And it's more closely related to a spider than other crabs. I can't remember where I heard that....
     
  6. MichaelB21

    MichaelB21 Mr. Nice

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    That is correct. Molecular evidence suggests horseshoe crabs are more closely related to spiders than they are crabs. They are commonly called crabs because they live in the sea.
     
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    reborn00 brought you HSIOW!

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    OMG! I retained some useful knowlege! :lol:
     
  8. PurpleStang

    PurpleStang DON'T PANIC

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  9. reborn00

    reborn00 brought you HSIOW!

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    And there's my cookie.........:lol:
     
  10. Caminsky

    Caminsky Relevant

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    Should have covered the African Swallow, and whether or not it could or would carry Coconuts to England.
     
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    PurpleStang DON'T PANIC

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    :lol: :lol: :lol: :thumbup:
     
  12. J snazzy

    J snazzy Cuttles!

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    That thing looks insanse, I want one!

    Its almost like alien face hugger

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  13. Culex

    Culex 3.8's Polyglot

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    I've seen similarly-shaped creatures in my History of Life Lab in College before.
     
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    Dennis1417 Well-Known Member

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    Ughhhh I hate those things. Their legs always creep me out.
     
  15. sgramer

    sgramer Big LoZer

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    While that would have been really funny, and I mean really funny :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: This one was pretty interesting
     
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    Pinto Beast boom, outa' here

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    I was thinking the same thing. Never seen one in person, if I did at sea world or something I don't remember it
     
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    thank god Michael saved the day
     
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    idioteque Pine away for your banner years.

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    I hate those things. I had to classify one of those in biology once. The smell alone was horrible.
     
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    poser:sleep:
     
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    mysteed is back!

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    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Yet again I learned something uselful from 3.8:thumbup: