Nature's Halloween: Crabs Avoid Death With Disguises

Masters of Disguise

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Decorator crabs use the hooked hairs on their shell like Velcro to attach their disguises. The crabs bring bits of algae to their mouths to roughen them up, then place the algae within these hooks where it sticks, just like socks to Velcro in the dryer. (Kristin Hultgren/ Section of Evolution and Ecology University of California)
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