What's the largest terrestrial arthropod in the world up to?


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#2

Eating kittens is just plain wrong, and no one should do it, ever. And I even heard that from another giant arthropod.


#3

“Enormous Hermit Crab Tears Through Coconuts, Eats Kittens”

Well, it was a stupid place to put the kittens.


#4

“Enormous Hermit Crab Tears Through Coconuts, Eats Kittens”

What a happy little opening line. What a totally lovely creature…is it going to run for office somewhere?


#5

I wonder if butter has the same affect on them as lobsters?


#6

" . . .likes to steal silverware, and eats kittens."

Is that why it steals the silverware?

Because I’m having the most disturbingly hilarious mental images right now.

(My imaginary coconut crab has a lobster bib)


#7

D0 they taste good?


#8

What effect do lobsters have on them? :stuck_out_tongue:


#9

Apparently so - sources say they retain the coconutty flavor.


#10

Oh, man… the pictures where they are up in trees. I do not want that…


#11

Quite tasty. Unfortunately their delicacy status has made them endangered in the South Pacific. If only tourists wanted to eat flying fox instead…


#12

sergei is correct


#13

Well, last time we tried bananas. Just look at what happened that time.


#14

From an 1887 book my grandfather had, Sea and Land, J.W. Buel, a sort of Monster Manual as perceived in 1887.
“The robber-crab, peculiar to the Samoan Islands, is also a cocoanut-eater…”
And, in the illustration, likes to pull on goats!


#15

“A group of coconut crabs is referred to as a nightmare.”

I hope this is true!


#16

Crabs in general kinda freak me out but this kind especially.


#17

I’m not going to check, just assume it is, as it’s too splendid to spoil.


#18

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