#1 By: Cory Doctorow, February 12th, 2014 18:01
#2 By: Stephen Schenck, February 12th, 2014 18:13
#3 By: Cary, February 12th, 2014 18:17
In addition to the cash that they apparently dispense from between the carapace sections, do they also register their approval by oozing viscous, intoxicating substances from various parts of their anatomies?
#4 By: Shinji, February 12th, 2014 18:46
#5 By: William_Holz, February 12th, 2014 18:55
#6 By: Ken, February 12th, 2014 19:31
How adorable. I also like the fact that it's way too big to crawl in my ear and eat my brain.
#7 By: fuzzyfuzzyfungus, February 12th, 2014 19:34
Hence the sharpened sensory proboscis...
#8 By: Jonathan Badger, February 12th, 2014 19:45
one in Toba Aquarium has (allegedly) eaten no food for over 4 years.
Akira! I thought I told you to clear out that dead isopod from the tank! It died back in early 2010!
#9 By: Steve Pankow, February 12th, 2014 20:00
Is this from Planet P or something?
#10 By: He who must not be named, February 12th, 2014 20:13
it must eat algae growing on it's body or something
#11 By: Dan Gambiera, February 12th, 2014 20:32
#12 By: Evan Thoms, February 12th, 2014 20:38
#13 By: Cary, February 12th, 2014 21:47
[chuckles] That's not a giant isopod.
THAT's a giant isopod:
I work for a Sub-sea Survey Company, recently this beast came up attached to one of our ROVs. It measures a wee bit over 2.5 feet head to tail, and we expect it latched onto the ROV at roughly 8500ft depth. Unfortunately, the e-mail that these pictures were attached to came from a contractor, and the ship he was operating from (and therefore location) is unknown, so I can't tell you what part of the Earth this beast was living.My god, it's a monster! : science
#14 By: Stefan Jones, February 13th, 2014 00:34
It will try to wriggle its way up your urethra.
Out of love.
#15 By: Stefan Jones, February 13th, 2014 00:36
You know, Tokyo Paleontological Institute, the next time you get a locked trunk of rare Burgess Shale fossils marked DO NOT GET WET FOR THE LOVE OF GOT DO NOT GET WET, pay attention!
#16 By: moon.moth, February 13th, 2014 03:08
I, for one, welcome our new giant isopod masters...
#17 By: LDoBe, February 13th, 2014 03:37
These things never fail to creep me right the fuck out. They're really cool and all. But I'm gonna be having nightmares tonight from looking at them.
I think it's their facehugger legs...
#18 By: Angus M, February 13th, 2014 09:00
You only tell me about the availability of a plush giant isopod two days before Valentine's Day, when it's way too late to order one? Thanks a lot, Boing Boing, thanks a lot.
#19 By: Cary, February 13th, 2014 12:06
Ya, really -- why isn't this on the Valentine's gift list?
#20 By: Cory Doctorow, February 17th, 2014 18:01
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