Coconut crab

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  1. angelboy

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    I never want one of these as a hits hiker in my tank. Thats huge.
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    COCONUT CRABS
    The coconut crab is a large edible land crab related to the hermit crab, and are found in the tropical Indian and Pacific Oceans . They eat coconuts for a living! How would you like to be on an island and come across a crab that is more than 3 feet (1m) from head to tail and weighs up to 40 pounds (18kg), with a pair of large pincers strong enough to open coconuts! They can climb trees too, but they only eat coconuts that have already fallen to the ground. Coconut crab meat has been considered a local delicacy.
     
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  3. Warr7207

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    Eish, that is one BIG crabs

    But also cool
     
  4. angelboy

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    They are. U have to make ur swimingpool in to a tank for them. May be a cool idea, and have 2 sharks and a bluering octupus in there and have ur mother in law come over for a swim :biggrin:. Just a joke.
     
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    Holy cahooners!!!!!!!! First time I heard about them. There can actually be a new horror movie: Night of the skull crushing coconut crabs! :lol:
     
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    that would make one really good meal:) or three:) about half a meal if tobes is there though:whistling:
     
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    should make for a good crab curry .....and all:)
     
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    I read about these guys sometime back, no way im messing with them :p
     
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