By: Kinsey McElhaney and Victor Lazo
Characteristics of Crustaceans
Pistol Shrimp (Alpheidae)
Pistol shrimp have also been noted for their ability to reverse claws. When the snapping claw is lost the missing limb will regenerate into a smaller claw and the original smaller appendage will grow into a new snapping claw. Laboratory research has shown that severing the nerve of the snapping claw induces the conversion of the smaller limb into a second snapping claw. This phenomenon of claw symmetry in snapping shrimp has only been documented once in nature.
Horseshoe Crab (Limulidae)
Which crazy fact is a phony
1. Horse shoe crabs are actually not crabs.
2. The horseshoe crab contains blue blood that is useful for pharmacists so next time you get a vaccine, thank a horseshoe crab
3. Horseshoe crabs stay in the water their whole lives.