Singing Ghost Crabs

This was going to be coming up later in the week, but couldn’t wait to share it once I read its label. The original beholder has noted that this cool crab used differently surfaced ridges to produce different tones of sound. Makes you wonder what they’re saying to eachother behind our backs! Ocypoda refers to…

The Sorting Hat

Above shows a piece of The Daily Mail newspaper used as stuffing for one of the specimen boxes, dated June 24, 1908. At the time I’m sure this was just an un-important, unused piece of newspaper but the history it shows now is very interesting! I will be updating this blog on a weekly basis,…

Feminine side

Crustaceans have a feminine side too! Here is a tiny specimin sat on a lovely pink bit of padding!! Photographed on top of the old register which I use to check for specimens identity.