|Urist likes crabs for their sideways walk.|
|Cannot be tamed|
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- A tiny shelled ocean creature with many long legs. It has two large pincers on its front limbs.
Crabs are multi-legged critters found on beaches, usually running away from any threats. Butchering them yields a surprisingly large amount of meat - despite being described as "tiny", they are actually significantly larger than adult cats. All crabs possess Legendary skill in climbing as well as blue-colored blood.
Note that, despite their description, they do not yield a shell when butchered. Unlike most animals, they cannot be trained. Also, unlike crabs in real life, they do not lay eggs and instead give live birth.
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Crabs have been known to gather in droves at beaches and perform a fast-paced swaying dance of some kind, with their claws raised as if celebrating something.
|"Crab" in other Languages
40 kph Crabs were sponsored by the generous contributions of the Bay 12 community. Aqizzar [CREATURE:CRAB] [DESCRIPTION:A tiny shelled ocean creature with many long legs. It has two large pincers on its front limbs.] [NAME:crab:crabs:crab] [CASTE_NAME:crab:crabs:crab] [CREATURE_TILE:'c'][COLOR:4:0:1] [NATURAL] [BIOME:ANY_OCEAN] [FREQUENCY:100] [LARGE_ROAMING] [POPULATION_NUMBER:250:500] [PREFSTRING:pincers] [PREFSTRING:sideways walk] [AMPHIBIOUS][UNDERSWIM] [ALL_ACTIVE] [NO_SLEEP] [HOMEOTHERM:10071] [APPLY_CREATURE_VARIATION:STANDARD_WALKING_GAITS:9000:8900:8825:8775:9500:9900] 1 kph [APPLY_CREATURE_VARIATION:STANDARD_CLIMBING_GAITS:9000:8900:8825:8775:9500:9900] 1 kph [APPLY_CREATURE_VARIATION:STANDARD_CRAWLING_GAITS:9000:8900:8825:8775:9500:9900] 1 kph [NATURAL_SKILL:CLIMBING:15] [MUNDANE] [NOBONES] [BODY:CRAB_BODY:2EYES:HEART:BRAIN:UPPERBODY_PINCERS] [BODY_DETAIL_PLAN:CHITIN_MATERIALS] [BODY_DETAIL_PLAN:CHITIN_TISSUES] [BODY_DETAIL_PLAN:EXOSKELETON_TISSUE_LAYERS:CHITIN:FAT:MUSCLE] [BODY_DETAIL_PLAN:STANDARD_HEAD_POSITIONS] [USE_MATERIAL_TEMPLATE:SINEW:SINEW_TEMPLATE] [TENDONS:LOCAL_CREATURE_MAT:SINEW:200] [LIGAMENTS:LOCAL_CREATURE_MAT:SINEW:200] [HAS_NERVES] [USE_MATERIAL_TEMPLATE:BLOOD:BLOOD_TEMPLATE] [STATE_COLOR:ALL:BLUE] copper not iron based [BLOOD:LOCAL_CREATURE_MAT:BLOOD:LIQUID] [CREATURE_CLASS:GENERAL_POISON] [GETS_WOUND_INFECTIONS] [GETS_INFECTIONS_FROM_ROT] [USE_MATERIAL_TEMPLATE:PUS:PUS_TEMPLATE] [PUS:LOCAL_CREATURE_MAT:PUS:LIQUID] [BODY_SIZE:0:0:1] [BODY_SIZE:1:0:8000] [APPLY_CREATURE_VARIATION:PINCER_ATTACK] [MAXAGE:10:20] [CASTE:FEMALE] [FEMALE] [CASTE:MALE] [MALE] [SELECT_CASTE:ALL] [SET_TL_GROUP:BY_CATEGORY:ALL:CHITIN] [TL_COLOR_MODIFIER:RED:1] [TLCM_NOUN:chitin:SINGULAR] [SET_TL_GROUP:BY_CATEGORY:EYE:EYE] [TL_COLOR_MODIFIER:BLACK:1] [TLCM_NOUN:eyes:PLURAL]