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The crabs’ purple hue likely evolved thanks to female preference.
Four new species of freshwater crab, bright purple in color, have been discovered in the biologically diverse but ecologically-threatened Philippines, the man who found them said Saturday.
The tiny crustaceans burrow under boulders and roots in streams, feeding on dead plants, fruits, carrion and small animals in the water at night, said Hendrik Freitag of Germany’s Senckenberg Museum of Zoology.
Computers have been built with silicon and there are proposals for exotic materials such as diamond. But for something really unique, use crabs.
Yukio-Pegio Gunji and Yuta Nishiyama of Kobe University built a simple computer using soldier crabs. Soldier crabs (Mictyris guinotae) live in shallow lagoons in Japan, in colonies with thousands of individuals. They swarm together when they feel threatened and move in unison.