MUUUUUTANT: Lavender King Crab Caught In Russia

January 29, 2014

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King crabs: they're delicious. And this lavender one was recently spotted in a shipment to Japan from Russia. Why is it lavender? Is it even lavender? Personally, I think it's more of a cornflower blue, but that's just me and I'm willing to argue about anything. How many legs does a crab have? "Eight and two claws." No they don't, they have twenty.

Marusan Mikami President Kenetsu Mikami told Hokkaido Doshin: "I've been dealing with crabs for 25 years, but this is the first time to see that colour. It could be a good omen."


That is perhaps an optimistic view, but experts at a research centre in Hokkaido suggested the cause of the crab's colour was "the effect of its diet or possibly a mutation causing a lack of pigment."

Hmm, my money is on genetic mutation. Jk jk, my money is in a shoebox under my bed. I'm saving for a new car. "What kind?" Matchbox. Do they really think the crab's color might be the effect of what it eats? You pull up a thousand crabs from the same area and one is blue and you think it might be its diet? Hey, all you other crabs, what have you been eating? "Algae." Hey weird blue crab, what have you been eating? "Well you see, I saw this glowing crystal..."

Thanks to Zinc, hands down one of my favorite metals that I get 25% of my RDA of in a bowl of cereal.

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