Saturday, 15 December 2012

Chancre Crab Eats Gooseneck Barnacle

Our Chancre Crab (aka. Brown Crab, Edible Crab, Pastie Crab) enjoyed a feast recently.  We had found a washed up fish-box that was covered in Gooseneck Barnacles.  I scraped a few off the plastic box and strung them up our little marine aquarium.  They were fascinating to watch — sieving the water for food then retracting into their shells to eat.  That was until Chancre got wise to them and decided to get piece of the action for himself — even moving rocks so he could reach them!