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#04 Pine crab

Pine crabs, also know as cone crabs, are omnivorous crustaceans that live on land in pine forests near water. Adult crab's abdomen is protected by hard chitin that resembles a pine cone, and helps the creature to blend to it's surroundings. Soft and vulnerable abdomen of a juvenile crab is not protected by the "cone", so they often use bark to cover it. 
They are good climbers, and move as easily on trees as on sand - where they dig themselves into if they feel threatened. They will leave their "cones" on surface, which will fool most predators to thinking it is an actual pine cone and leaving the crab alone. 
Their size varies normally from about 2cm/1in to 10cm/4in, but they can grow 20cm/8in long, and biggest are know to be even almost 30cm/1ft in total length. 

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RatatoskAS Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2018  Professional Filmographer
Great design! And also, beautifully drawn :)
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Jakiron Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2018  Hobbyist
Thanks!
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Nickelnicker Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so creative! I love it
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Jakiron Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018  Hobbyist
Thanks! I'm glad you like it!
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I love this!
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I'm glad to hear that!
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AlessandraImperio Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Cool!!!
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Jakiron Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2017  Hobbyist
Thanks!
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JNRedmon Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2017
You beautiful, beautiful weirdo.
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Faithfeather Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2017
xD hee <3 this is cute :3 
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dismesmenagerie Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Professional General Artist
i love this idea! im actually sad they dont exist in real life, haha. 
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Jakiron Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017  Hobbyist
Glad you like them! 
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Naitachhal Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I <3 u for this! I had this idea, but never tried it to draw it -.- 
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SUOMAR Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seuraavan kerran kun näen käpyjä rannalla pitääkin katsoa tarkemmin!
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TeaGigs Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Siinäs olis veikeännäköinen rapu suomen mökkirannoille.
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juha91 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017
Hyvin keksitty idea ja hauskan näköisiä otuksia. :D
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Jakiron Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017  Hobbyist
Kiitoksia!
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upui Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017
nyyh onpa söpöjä!
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Jakiron Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017  Hobbyist
Tattis!
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