Tuesday, October 19, 2010

We're expecting!

One of my crabs is pregnant. "In berry" is the technical term. I'm working on a video, but it's a slow process. For now, here's the expectant mother, "before":

Green shore crab, female, not pregnant. At least, not "showing".

She was climbing the walls; a perfect position for determining her sex. The white bottom of the abdomen is narrow and triangular in males, wide in females.

I'll have the video ready by tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. I've just had the most enjoyable half hour or so going through the posts i missed while I was sick. You've been busy!

    I can't wait to see more of what 'we're expecting'!


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