This Friday we continue our freaking experiment with provided source images.
Photoshop this sea crab image (click to download) any way you wish.
Some examples are - making this sea crab perform some stunts, dressing up the sea crab, merging this crab with some other animals or objects, designing a poster with this sea crab, putting the sea crab into some new environment, movies, paintings, etc. These are just some ideas.
Many thanks to Ralph Kiesewetter and Stock Exchange for providing the source photo.
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This contest is fueled by the following news: It is rather very easy to distinguish the male crabs from female crabs. To identify, just hold the crab in hands & turn it onto its back. Pleon (abdomen) (pressed to thorax from underneath) in female crabs is broader than in male crabs. Crabs are agile & resourceful, they will try to pinch you on finger and undoubtedly, it will be successful (but the pain is quite tolerable).
Females possess broad abdomen not without a purpose. Female crabs breed eggs under the abdomen. When incubation period approaches to end, the female crab goes into sea & releases emerging larvae in salt sea water. Microscopic plankton larvae (zoaea) emerge from very small, but numerous (from 3000- 4000 pieces!) eggs. Eventually very small crabs are formed after 6-8 weeks, after multiple sheddings & having gone through some stages of development. These small crabs get over into coastal pools & mangrove thickets start leading lives like an adult crab.
Is it possible to understand the word “fresh-water crabs” in true sense? Of course, such crabs are known. They are also called “River crabs”. River crabs are found in rivers with hard alkaline water & completely out of touch with sea.
Several tropical kinds of fresh-water river crabs are available, which are found in tropical belt all around the world. Fresh-water river crabs are not encountered in zoo-trade; since it is very difficult to catch crabs in sufficient quantity for trading. Recently one interesting new crab has appeared. It’s trade name - Freshwater king crab. Suppliers from South East Asia also specify it’s scientific name – Parathelphusa sp. It is difficult to say to what extent it is correct. Outwardly, these small crabs with carapace diameter of about 3 - 4.5 cm are very similar to Indian River crabs of kind “Sartoriana”.