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Decking the claws—Majoid crabs adorn their surfaces with colorful ‘ornaments’

By Faye Oney / December 26, 2017

Humans aren’t the only species who like to decorate. Camposcia retusa, a species of Majoid crabs, decorates itself to hide from predators. Researchers are observing their behavior to learn what physical and environmental factors drive their decorating behavior.

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