Tag Archives: Animals. Crustaceans

Initial dissection of crabs

The first project ideas Gabby and Juliet found interesting involved dissecting the pseudothelphusid crabs found in the streams in Las Cruces. While Gabby’s project has since changed dramatically¬†from diet composition of the crabs to testing sex and heterochelae effects on agonistic behavior, Juliet is exploring trematode (Paragonomus¬†spp.) parasite prevalence in the hepatopancreas¬†(the yellowish tissue) in the crabs.