Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Teach Me Tuesday - Horseshoe Crabs

Are you ready to learn a little something?

The other day I watched a show on Animal Planet. I love Animal Planet and I watch it all the time. This day I was watching a show on horseshoe crabs.

They do not look as much like horseshoes as I expected. Note the difference. But they do a little.

Here are 3 cool things about horseshoe crabs:
1. Its tail is not a weapon even though it looks vishus.
2. They can swim in the water upside down! I thought this was very cool because I can not swim at all.
3. They eat worms. I think that's gross. But they also eat mollusks, too.

Hope you learned something!



The Island Cats said...

We think it would be fun to play with those crabs...'specially since their tails are not weapons...

The Meezers said...

yeah, eating worms is kind of gross

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I wonder if how they taste?

Daisy said...

Thanks for the lesson, Rosie! It is very funny that they can swim upside-down. Sometimes I sleep upside-down. But I do not know how to swim that way.

Everycat said...

Thank you Rosie. These are such interesting beasties, Our Mum loves them and didn't know they could swim upside down - very clever.

Whicky Wuudler

Lux said...

Thank you for the lesson - that was fascinating!

Grrreta said...

That was very interesting. I think I will expand on that lesson by having some crab flavored stinky goodness for supper. Learning is fun...and yummy.