Wednesday, October 17, 2007
The top picture is a girly fiddler crab. See her winking? That's how you know.
Her pair of tiny claws are also a clue if she's not in a flirtatious mood.
Here's her beau.
The males are easy to spot with their huge cheliped. It makes feeding on mud less efficient, but is great for signaling to the girls and fending off rivals.
In case you were in need of a bit of fiddler trivia for your next cocktail party, tuck this little fact away in your memory banks ... those cool colors on the fiddler actually change throughout the day.
These crabs are out at Cedar Key eagerly anticipating the upcoming Cedar Key Seafood Festival.
Check out the events calendar to the right.
Have a great Wednesday.