New Yeti Crab Farms Bacteria On Its Arms To Eat

December 2, 2011


This is a newly discovered species of Yeti (NOT Batman) crab. It's similar to the other hairy-armed Yeti crabs except this one grows edible bacteria on its arms by methodically waving them around in front of deep sea methane vents. And speaking of deep sea methane vents: blue whales. You don't want to be sitting in a dinghy when one of those fart bubbles surfaces!

Hit the jump for two short videos, one of the hairy arm waving, one of chow-time.

Yeti crab farms bacteria on its arms [discover]

Thanks to Wilmersama, who tried growing Skittles on his arms with unimpressive results. Come on man, you planted M&M's -- WTF did you expect?!

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