Saturday, February 11, 2006

Puzzler Answer: The Fiddler Crab



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This little guy is the answer to the burrow puzzler, part A. You can tell this is a male fiddler crab by the one large claw which is used to wave at girl fiddlers in an attempt to lure them to his burrow to see his etchings.

B part answer: The little balls are produced by the fiddler feeding on detritus and other organic material in the marsh mud.

Thanks for playing.

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6 comments:

Rexroth's Daughter said...

Excellent game. Thanks for posting it. Looking forward to the next one. That fiddler crab is really CUTE, but where's his fiddle? O

Xariklea said...

Geez, I don't read your blog for one day and I miss a gazillion posts AND a puzzler...shame on me! Stay warm!

Floridacracker said...

RD,
Thanks...more to come.

Xariklea,
47 degrees here at 10:26 am and it's not supposed to rise over 50 before falling off to freezing temps. I am savoring it.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Thanks for the lesson...I never knew about the larger claw in determining the sex. I always just thought it was a deformity...Now I can amaze my friends.

GUYK said...

Now that is some great bait

Floridacracker said...

Abandoned,
Here's some more to amaze your friends...the lady fiddlers have two tiny pincers which actually are better for feeding than the male's arrangement. Another little factoid...some fiddlers change color throughout the day.

guyK,
You are so right. Sheepshead can't resist 'em. Thanks for stopping by.