Dr. Bulinski on First Crab Encounters
Dr. Bulinski took some time out of her busy day to weigh in on the first crab encounters.
After looking at the footage, I don’t think I would classify the first video with Kourtney as a true examination. It looked like she just walked over it. In my experience, when the crabs investigate a shell, they really take the time to move it around in its appendages, insert claws inside and rotate the shell around. The second video (Khloe) looks more like an investigation–I think I would go so far as to say that it would be “Examination-inserted appendages into shell.
I appreciate these professional observations, and will update the earlier post to reflect Dr. Bulinski assessment. She continued:
One thing I noticed though was that the printed shell was WAY too large for the crabs. If the printed shells were much smaller I think that you might have better luck with the crabs investigating and interacting with them.
I also felt the shell was too large, so I am printing 60% and 50% sized shells. They will soon be in ShellterWest, awaiting another crab encounter!
Thanks for the input Dr. Bulinski!
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