Giant Spider Crab Performs Strip-Tease

You've heard the totally hilarious lobster song before in one of Robert Krulwich's entries, so you know how important the molting process is for crustaceans, as well as how important it is to avoid the bisque :) If you haven't heard that excellent song, go do it now; I'll wait.

The following time-lapse video shows either the crustacean version of Alien, or how a giant spider crab molts. You'll probably end up both disturbed and fascinated.

And if you're curious about the molting process, there's a nice explanation over at the Pharyngula blog.
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