[Taxacom] Sally Lightfoot crab piss photo

Robin Leech releech at telus.net
Sun Mar 31 19:21:44 CDT 2013

Geoff Read,

I do not think that any arthropods have a urinary system that excretes.


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Subject: [Taxacom] Sally Lightfoot crab piss photo

This is intriguing. I'm curious if this behaviour is known.


Remarkable photo. What initially struck me was it looks like one stream
comes from the center forehead, but this must be an illusion as the stream
is cut off or doesn't catch the light.  The detail is not quite good enough
to tell. This unrelated photo linked below seems to show a pair of nozzles
below the ventral edge of the rostrum, and they might be forward-facing
urinary openings?


Geoff Read

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