Sunday, July 15, 2012

Crunchy Crusty Crustaceans

My kids love spongebob... I am not exactly a fan... but they did learn about crustaceans from our dear spongy friend... but there is really more to it than Patrick and Bob told us!

Another interesting arthropod is the crustacean. Characteristics of these insects are easy to remember because of their name... crust... aceans. They have a crusty outer shell that protects them from predators. Most of these creature live in the water. They have some very special characteristics about them:

1) Crustaceans grow throughout their lives, and molt
2)They have 3 body parts - head thorax, and abdomen
3)ten jointed legs
4)four antennae
5) it can regenerate wounded or missing body parts
6) includes crabs, lobsters, shrimp, barnacles, and landlubbers

1 comment:

  1. I didn't know all of those crustacean facts! :-) Thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind comments!