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PostSubject: walkaround: Floral Egg Crab (Epoch - Poisonous Creatures)   Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:11 am

Walkaround of the floral egg crab, Atergatis floridus (Linnaeus, 1767) by Epoch, Poisonous Creatures (unknown date). I think the official name of the set may have been 'The Poison'. My translating software isn't being consistent. Atergatis floridus is distributed from southeast Asia to Australia to Hawaii, where it lives on coral and rocky shores. The species epithet floridus refers to the floral pattern on its carapace; it does not occur in Florida nor the southeastern United States (at least natively). If you wonder why a crab was included in a set of poisonous creatures (there were two actually, including a coconut crab), it is because this species can be very poisonous when eaten!

This figure has been a Holy Grail figure of mine. All three arthropods in the set, but this one in particular because it is a 'unique' species! The other arthropods were the aforementioned coconot crab and an emperor scorpion. There was also three kinds of poison dart frogs, a Gila monster, and a cow fish. The 'secret' was a cooked coconut crab on a platter.

The figure, unlike the other two arthropods in the set, is solid-piece of PVC. The carapace is 30 mm across, making it 1:3 for an average-sized specimen. It comes with a half-eaten fish prey (that does not attach to it). Unlike other figures in the set, it does not come with a base. Bases for Epoch figures usually do not have a means of secure attachment.

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PostSubject: Re: walkaround: Floral Egg Crab (Epoch - Poisonous Creatures)   Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:35 am

A very interesting crab!

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PostSubject: Re: walkaround: Floral Egg Crab (Epoch - Poisonous Creatures)   Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:07 pm

It looks so precious drunken A bit like a Vuitton bag Wink

I'm happy you finaly found a holy grail, it is always a great moment, a step forward with an accomplishment feeling Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: walkaround: Floral Egg Crab (Epoch - Poisonous Creatures)   Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:41 pm

I adore this model cheers

Poor fish, - but I can help laughing at the look on its face Laughing

Thankyou for the great pictures flower

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