Sammy wears his initials, S.L.G., tattooed on his leg; this is my leg, he says, and I don't want to lose it. He`s already lost three; enough's enough.
|Poor. lopsided Sammy. Only one back leg on the far side. The rest were stolen.|
|See his initials here?|
|Bluish sand grain in Sammy's mouth. Yum, yum!|
|Zooming in. Here he's chewing on bits of broken shell.|
Crabs employ 6 pairs of appendages to catch, crush, manipulate, and chew food. First in order of use are the large claws that catch, crush, and tear apart prey. From the claws the food bits are passed to 3 pairs of outer mouth appendages, the maxillipeds. These render and sort the bits, and then pass them to 2 pairs of inner appendages, the maxillae. From the maxillae the food is moved to a single pair of mandibles where, after a final maceration, it is swallowed. (From A Snail's Odyssey)