Brave Crab Fights For Freedom Using A Chef's Knife

ViralVideoUKPublished: October 17, 2017Updated: October 18, 201762 views
Published: October 17, 2017Updated: October 18, 2017

Well, let’s just say that you don’t see a crab wielding a knife every day.

The time has come, it seems, for the crabs to fight for their rights and independence. They have been oppressed for so long by the tyrant chefs, it is time that they strike back. There is no going back, the events are set in motion. It is the crabs or the chefs, and neither wants to surrender first.

It all started a few centuries ago when a hungry two-legged creature managed to get its hands on the first crab victim. The poor critter was savagely taken from his habitat and made into a cake, a crab cake to be exact, just to satisfy the human cravings. Needless to say, the war was on.

Ever since that moment, that turning point in history, the crabs have retaliated by pinching the little chefs’ behinds when they are swimming on crab territory, and the chefs have incessantly caught crabs just because they can.

This little crab hero has managed to outsmart the chef, by making him get a taste of his own medicine. The crab played dead for a while, and then, when the chef wasn’t looking, he managed to snatch a sharp knife and escape the greedy hands of the chef. Way to go, sir. We applaud you!

When on the topic of crabs and their dexterity, take a look at another video where crabs use their hands for totally different purposes. Watch these two tiny crabs in their premating hug!

The video, shot on the beach in Qingdao City in eastern Shandong Province on July 2, shows the filmer known only as Wang using his fingers to gently separate the crabs that have their claws wrapped around each other, seemingly in a loving embrace. Once separated, they find their way back to each other and embrace again.

Of course, their shell does make it somewhat difficult for crabs to mate. In order to grow and increase in size, crabs have to shed their shell or exoskeleton. It is only during this molting season that most aquatic crabs can mate before their new shell hardens.

During the breeding season in spring, adult crabs release chemical scents in the water to attract potential mates. In some species, like the blue crab, it is the males that do all of the attracting. They will release pheromones and then use their claws to further fan the scent towards prospective females. With other crab species, like the Dungeness crab, it is the females that raw roaming males with their scent. It is through this scent that makes sense a female’s molt is imminent.

When they make that chemical connection, the lucky couple will engage in a pre-mating embrace, like these two guys did. The male wraps his claws and legs around the female. Again, the ‘hug’ has a different meaning in different species. In some, the female goes into the embrace willingly. In other, it is through the ‘hug’ that the male must prove himself worthy of her eggs. Basically, if he proves himself strong enough, the female will stop struggling to get out.

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