What is the extra leg ?

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  1. Warr7207

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    Mt porcelain crab seems to have 2 extra legs, which he uses like body-wipers

    Any idea what this is ? Sorry difficult to take a decent shot.

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    Possibly filtering the water with them?
     
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    Yeah the front ones filter, but what do the ones coming out his butt do?
     
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    Help him walk? haha
     
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    when you have 5 pairs of legs, then perhaps you start learning different things for them to do:lol:
     
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    Those legs are for when he has an itch
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    This is going to be one of "those" threads :lol:
     
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    yip, can't wait, lets beat the thread killer;)
     
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    I also have them on mine it to clean him i geuess
     
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    what direction does a crab walk in & why?
     
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    Sideways to cross the road :whistling:
     
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    looking for
     
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    mmm warr u i c u are awake at this time of the night still.:thumbup:
     
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    Warr, you're confusing me here, you are talking about his last pair of legs, right? The ones he uses to walk on and cling onto the anemone with?
     
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    he just wanted to show off with his new crab.
    tjoma bring the little guy to me , he and my mantis will have a ball:1biggrin:
     
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    [​IMG]No, no - that is what is so weird. He has 3 pairs of 'walking" legs, a pair of big pincers, a pair of filter feeders and then two weird "butt" legs that come out one at a time and "wipe his body.
     
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    yip he will need those to wipe his ass when he sees mr mantis:whistling:
     
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    Mr mantis needs to get through mama nemmie first :whistling:
     
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    big green one?
     
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