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    Posted 4 years ago

    fortapache
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    Yes this crab looks like a louse back backwards. The back looks like the front etc from a top view. It is much larger of course at 4 inches from front to back of the body and 4 inches from claw to claw. Sadly I do not know anything about this crab (although now I know it is a spanner crab).
    Bought this at the Shell Shop in Morro Bay, made a special detour to go there. It is a must see when travelling the central coast. Especially as the antique shops were on the dry side.
    Hopefully I will pick up some shadow boxes for this and my other two crabs. I think the double glass sided ones would work best.
    And no there is no smell from these.
    Special thanks to TallCakes for IDing this as a spanner crab.

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    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Wow, it really does. The largest louse I've ever seen:)
    2. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 4 years ago
      Umm, used to "crab" with my Dad, (commercial fisherman--Port San Luis) and never, never seen one like this. That Shell Shop has been there for at least 5 decades. Ever see the Great White Shark teeth? ( they are protected now)
    3. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
      it looks kind of like a moreton bay bug which we used to eat in Queensland, Australia when i was a kid. they were really delicious!
    4. TallCakes TallCakes, 4 years ago
      spanner crab
    5. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much Scott. At least they would be easy to see.
    6. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much Ms.CrystalShip. I went there for the first time as a kid in the 70s. Still have the stuff I bought from then. I am pretty sure I saw the great white jaws on display. They also had several other large shark jaws for sale. It is about $600 for tiger shark jaws.
    7. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much ho2cultcha. It is similar. Looks yummy.
    8. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much TallCakes. Description already amended.
    9. MALKEY MALKEY, 4 years ago
      fabilus taxidermy project fortapache
      bought a live spider crab had in me bath till me kiddiewinkles popped around
      but did move at all so not alive cooked it
      the smell very fishy indeed but there was fire scare in my building another building i lived in newcastle city centre the fire brigade had to search each flat felt a wee bit embarrassed at smell of crab
      however my kiddiewinkles loved the taste of crab claws so a success
      thank you for bringing back fond memorys of yesteryear
      fascinating piece fortapache thanks for sharing my jolly good friend
    10. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Ewww, that's a BIG BUG ;-)))
    11. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much MALKEY. Glad you and the kiddiewinkles enjoyed your crab.
    12. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      And thank you very much kyratango.
    13. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
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    14. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      betweenthelens
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