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« on: March 14, 2009, 08:20:28 PM »

  http://entertheoctopus.wordpress.com/2008/04/30/coconut-crabs/



 The coconut crab is a large edible land crab related to the hermit crab, and are  found in the tropical Indian and Pacific Oceans . They eat coconuts for a living! How would you like to be on an island and come across a crab that is more than 3 feet from head to tail and weighs up to 40 pounds, with a pair of large pincers strong enough to open coconuts! They can climb trees too, but they only eat coconuts that have already fallen to the ground. Coconut crab meat has been considered a local delicacy.


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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2009, 08:26:41 PM »

That thing must be so big, it would not fit on my screen.... grin
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2009, 08:36:26 PM »

That thing must be so big, it would not fit on my screen.... grin

The link is fixed now Mike, sorry it was e-mailed to me and I needed to find the actual link so pics could be displayed.


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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2009, 08:56:32 PM »

That thing must be so big, it would not fit on my screen.... grin

The link is fixed now Mike, sorry it was e-mailed to me and I needed to find the actual link so pics could be displayed.


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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2009, 02:56:58 AM »

Hand me the lemon, butter, and tarter sauce.   cheer
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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2009, 02:38:49 PM »

Gotta tell ya JP a little zatarains and it could be a good Saturday night

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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2009, 04:44:28 PM »

I don't eat fish, but I bet this would be very tasty as I just love coconuts.

The video was pretty cool also
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« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2009, 05:10:27 PM »

So a man goes to his doctor and says, "What is wrong with me Doc?"

The doctor says, "You got crab."


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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2009, 07:29:01 PM »

MMMMMM grin  Just mayo with a little cayanne & lemon for me!  J
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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2009, 08:13:01 PM »

 Boy, I'll bet thats a rasseling match to toss in a pot of boiling water.
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« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2009, 10:27:43 PM »

is it just me, or is there something disturbing and....wrong.... about that picture?Huh
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« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2009, 11:38:22 PM »

is it just me, or is there something disturbing and....wrong.... about that picture?Huh

Hey Kathy he's gettin' his crab on!


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« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2009, 01:09:21 AM »

Man, Thats an AWESOME critter! I wonder if it makes a noise? And, I wonder why its on thar guys chest? It looks like something out iof a horror movie!!!
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« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2009, 08:30:49 AM »

is it just me, or is there something disturbing and....wrong.... about that picture?Huh

Made my "chest" sore just looking at that picture!!   shocked  But no, the crab is holding onto a stick, and there is a bit of perspective photography going on.  As with most of the other pictures, although thats still one big crab.
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« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2009, 08:36:15 AM »

Yep, the crab is hanging from a stick. My guess John is that they make no noise, except when they're cracking open coconuts!


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« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2010, 05:25:24 AM »

http://www.arkive.org/coconut-crab/birgus-latro/video-00.html


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« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2010, 07:19:10 PM »

Interesting how this post with 16 replies, is the 4th most viewed ever in the forum with over 32 thousand views - incredible Smiley Love to know if it was a search engine spiders dream or what - cool though!
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« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2010, 08:04:57 PM »

Although they are called the coconut crab they naturally act as a scavenger and eat anything they come across.  Its standard practice to capture them and feed them actual coconut for up to 3 months in order to purge their system of dead.. well whatever.  It is fantastic though.  I was stationed in Guam for 2 years 2000-2002 and they used to cross my yard heading for the jungle. Good stuff thanks for taking me back I loved it there.      cheesy
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« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2010, 09:40:53 PM »

Although they are called the coconut crab they naturally act as a scavenger and eat anything they come across.  Its standard practice to capture them and feed them actual coconut for up to 3 months in order to purge their system of dead.. well whatever.  It is fantastic though.  I was stationed in Guam for 2 years 2000-2002 and they used to cross my yard heading for the jungle. Good stuff thanks for taking me back I loved it there.      cheesy

So how big do they really get? And have you eaten them? How many fill you up?


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« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2010, 10:38:28 PM »

This thread made me want to plan a day with a dip-net going after blue crabs.
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