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Everyone wants to feel pretty sometimes, even crustaceans. Today…

Everyone wants to feel pretty sometimes, even crustaceans. Today the Department of Awesome Camouflage is admiring the beauty regimen of the Decorator Crab, crabs who disguise themselves by covering themselves with plant life that sticks to little hairs on their bodies.

The KQED series “Deep Look” explores the incredible ability of the decorator crab to accessorize with the flora of its surroundings in order to avoid becoming easy prey for the countless animals who see it as a tasty meal. The camouflaging materials stick to the crab with velcro-like hairs all over its body, so nothing comes off until the crab decides to remove it.

[via Sploid and Laughing Squid]

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