Bet You Didn't Know
Crabs are distant relatives of spiders
Some Different Spiders
Fact 1 for SPIDERS
Spiders are not insects, they are arachnids.
Fact 2 for spiders
Other members of the arachnid family, are scorpions, mites, ticks, and harvestmen.
fact 3 for spiders
Spiders have 8 legs, while insects have 6.
fact 4 for spiders
Spiders are found on every continent of the world except Antarctica.
fact 5 for spiders
Abandoned spider webs are called cobwebs.
fact 6 for spiders
The largest species of Tarantula is the Goliath Birdeater.
fact 7 for spiders
Giant Huntsman spiders have leg-spans of around 30cm.
Some Different Crabs
This is a Corystes cassivelaunus, or the masked crab, helmet crab, or sand crab.
This an Alaskan King Crab.
This is a Stenorhynchus seticornis crab, Yellowline crab, or Arrow head crab.
Fact 1 for CRABS
King Crabs are arachnids
fact 2 for crabs
Crabs are decapods from the crustacean family.
fact 3 for crabs
Decapod means ten footed. Crabs have 10 legs, however, the first pair are it's claws which are called, chelae.
fact 4 for crabs
Crabs live in all the world's oceans, in fresh water, and on land.
fact 5 for crabs
Other animals with similar names like hermit crabs, porcelain crabs, horseshoe crabs, and crab lice are not true crabs.
fact 6 for crabs
The most consumed species of crab in the world is the Japanese Blue Crab.
fact 7 for crabs
Crabs are omnivores. Meaning they eat both plants and meats. They feed mainly on algae, and also bacteria, other crustaceans, molluscs, worms, and fungi.