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Posts tagged lobster

November 5, 2008

 

Crayfish in Water

Urine Signalling, Part 2

We found that lobsters and crayfish communicate by shooting streams of urine into each others' faces. Now, we look at urine signaling from the receiver's end.

November 4, 2008

 

Crayfish on Rock

Urine Signalling, Part 1

It's strange, but true: lobsters and crayfish communicate by shooting streams of urine at each other. It sounds bad, but many animals produce this as language.

September 27, 2003

 

Little Navigators

It turns out that one of nature’s most foolproof navigators is none other than the Caribbean spiny lobster. Various attempts to disorient lobsters–which involve goofy things such as taking them away from their homes while they’re wearing eye coverings–never succeed.

September 27, 2003

 

Amazing Sea Monkeys

If kept dry, these cysts will remain viable for many years. Placed in salt water, the cysts rehydrate and the shrimp resume development.

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