Hot Molting Action

In this nightmarish time lapse video, a gentle spider crab is internally consumed by a terrifying angry red spider crab who then dispenses of the empty husk of its former host.

... or maybe its just molting

Thanks to our Asian friend Kangatron for sharing.

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PZ Myers has an explanation of molting on Pharyngula today, 6/24.

Not even remotely close to Hawaii, but Haeckel tattoos deserve some kind of shout-out anyway. Or am I stating the obvious here?