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image: Image of the Day: Swiss Army Crustacean

Image of the Day: Swiss Army Crustacean

By The Scientist Staff | May 2, 2018

The tools researchers used to study how this amphipod’s limbs develop could help inform our understanding of cell lineages and fates.

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Research suggests that the invasive, all-female Procambarus virginalis originated in a German aquarium back in the 1990s.

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image: Image of the Day: A Shrimp and a Cockroach

Image of the Day: A Shrimp and a Cockroach

By The Scientist Staff | October 2, 2017

In the mantis shrimp brain, scientists uncover mushroom bodies—learning and memory structures typically found in the brains of insects. 

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image: Behavior Brief

Behavior Brief

By Catherine Offord | June 14, 2016

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Behavior Brief

By Amanda B. Keener | July 6, 2015

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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image: The Mantis Shrimp’s UV View

The Mantis Shrimp’s UV View

By Bob Grant | July 7, 2014

A crustacean’s eyes are tuned to ultraviolet frequencies with the help of a biological sunblock molecule.

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image: Anxious Crayfish

Anxious Crayfish

By Kerry Grens | June 16, 2014

A crustacean appears anxious after a stressful experience, but a drug can fix it, according to a new study.

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image: Confirmed Venomous Crustacean

Confirmed Venomous Crustacean

By Abby Olena | October 22, 2013

Researchers show that a cave-dwelling crustacean may use venom to immobilize and digest its prey.

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image: Do Crustaceans Feel Pain?

Do Crustaceans Feel Pain?

By Kate Yandell | August 9, 2013

An animal behavior professor argues that crabs and lobsters respond to electrical shocks in a way that suggests discomfort.

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