Everything the Lobster Was Made Of

A Dirty and disorderly eater, a clumsy walker, reticent, reproachful and clandestine - that sums up our dear old lobster.

The way it catches its prey, you could say it almost struggles every time it is meal time. It has poor eyesight and hence lobsters rely on their super sense of smell to follow, trace and locate its prize catch.

The Unmistakable Lobster
Lobsters are hard to miss. The primary thing you would notice would be its fine claws - which seem much more functional than most other things that ought to be. Formidable and huge front claws, another set of steak - knife like claws for ripping softer flesh apart, ten legs and some other appendages. All of these together make a lobster almost mini - robot like. Another peculiarity pertaining to the lobster is the exoskeleton - it wears its skeleton on the outside, like a strong suit of armor. The Lobsters usually crawls forward on their legs, but it is not for nothing that they are also called as snappers, because they can even scoot by severe contraction of their limbs

Lobsters Choose Their Dwellings
Lobsters show tendencies to choose their kind of ocean floor. Some choose burrows under rocks while some choose open ocean bed. However, they tend to prowl on the water bed, in the dark and in any case have a very poor vision - usually a set of multiple movable stalks which act like eyes. A lobster is literally blind in direct light and can make out motions in dim lights, it can, however, never actually see any images.

The whole body of the lobster acts like a big organ - it typically learns everything it needs to know about its immediate surrounding environment through senses of smell, taste and touch. The color of a lobster has always been debatable - however it is somewhat greenish - black with an orange underbelly.

Lobsters grow all their life, unlike humans, nevertheless, their ability to regenerate their limbs and the like (molting) might decrease with age. One lobster was found to be 3 feet 4 inches long, weighing 36 lbs and is estimated to be 100 years old. But they don't resemble their peers when first hatched. They swim for a month or so helped by the feathery hairs on their limbs. Perhaps this is the reason they are called 'bugs.'

Though not knights in shining armor - Lobsters are much talked about and ate about. It helps if knew little about the 'clawy' delight.

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