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Coconut Crab


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Coconut Crab

Quine | Feb 28, 2011 02:24 PM

I am just watching an episode of Iron Chef America and Chef Morimoto pulled out a baby coconut crab to use! OMG it looks very alien and that baby was at least 2 pounds. In the episode, Morimoto says he's never seen one, nor tried one (that idea is just boggling in itself) so I googled it.
Wiki says:
"The coconut crab, Birgus latro, is the largest land-living arthropod in the world, and is probably at the upper size limit of terrestrial animals with exoskeletons in today's atmosphere. It is also known as the robber crab or palm thief, because some coconut crabs are rumored to steal shiny items such as pots and silverware from houses and tents."

And the images!

Anyone with any experiences, dining, cooking?

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