Skip to main content

"crustaceans"8 articles archived since 1845

The Attack of the Giant Water Bug

The Attack of the Giant Water Bug

In the creeks and ponds of the world — including America — lives an insect that can reach four inches long and bears a pair of giant pincers and a beak for injective digestive enzymes into its victim.

August 27, 2013 — Jennifer Frazer

The Epic Battle of Crab vs. Crab

Fiddler crabs are strange little beasties. Males have what amounts to one giant claw, which can be as long as his body is wide, and one tiny T.

September 6, 2013 — Hannah Waters
Cute Isopod ISO Sweet Beach. Likes: Sand. Dislikes: Grooming

Cute Isopod ISO Sweet Beach. Likes: Sand. Dislikes: Grooming

Pandas, lions, and elk and their ilk often find their way onto the covers of conservationists’ marketing materials. But I think relying exclusively on big furry animals (industry codename: charasmatic megafauna) means they are missing out on some potentially awesome spokes-creatures.

September 11, 2013 — Jennifer Frazer