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Nov 27, 2018 00:07:13   #
newtoyou Loc: Eastport
 
Most of the posts here are insects. Here is a rarely seen arthropod. This was In a batch of Maine mussels. Pinnotheres ostreum, the oyster crab. They are known to live in oysters and clams. Is this a first in mussels??? It got steamed with the mussels, so was quite dead. I dehydrated it with alcohol and posed it till dry. Then posed it in an oyster. T2I,. 40mm pancake,no tubes, 20mm tubes, 36mm tubes. A twin arm LED flash.
Thanks for looking. Note, the claws are minute. They are also missing. There are two healed scars where they were. They may have grown back, given enough time
Bill


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Nov 27, 2018 04:33:26   #
EnglishBrenda Loc: Kent, England
 
That is a nice change of subject to see here and interesting that it is not normally found in Mussels.. Nice shots, well done. I was just wondering why you posed it with an oyster and not with the mussel where you found it.

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Nov 27, 2018 07:23:59   #
Mark Sturtevant Loc: Grand Blanc, MI
 
👍

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Nov 27, 2018 09:31:50   #
tinusbum Loc: east texas
 
Mark Sturtevant wrote:
👍


looks like a hopper to me nice change of pace

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Nov 27, 2018 10:36:20   #
newtoyou Loc: Eastport
 
EnglishBrenda wrote:
That is a nice change of subject to see here and interesting that it is not normally found in Mussels.. Nice shots, well done. I was just wondering why you posed it with an oyster and not with the mussel where you found it.


The mussels , being cooked, did not look 'natural'. Crab was loose in pot. More to come on this.
Thanks for looking.
Bill

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Nov 27, 2018 11:16:28   #
newtoyou Loc: Eastport
 
tinusbum wrote:
looks like a hopper to me nice change of pace


Dennis???😀

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Nov 27, 2018 17:10:08   #
PaulBa Loc: Cardiff, Wales
 

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Nov 28, 2018 11:00:31   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
Bill, this is a fantastic shot of a unique critter. Great detail and good color. I've never seen one of these before let alone even know that they existed. What a strange lifeform and relationship between the mussel and this tiny crab. It's great to see your posts so please keep them coming.

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Nov 28, 2018 14:30:40   #
BBurns Loc: South Bay, California
 
And now for something completely different...

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Nov 28, 2018 15:28:29   #
newtoyou Loc: Eastport
 
BBurns wrote:
And now for something completely different...


Gives away age and sense of humour, of both of us.😀Bill
Thanks

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Nov 28, 2018 16:28:00   #
BBurns Loc: South Bay, California
 
newtoyou wrote:
Gives away age and sense of humour, of both of us.😀Bill Thanks
True. One must 'Always look on the bright side....'

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