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Dr Mud, 6ix and the big D - crab hunt

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Well, I had another opportunity to hit the beach with the infamous Dr Mud... unfortunately not many photos this time, but we had had a tonne of fun...

the Big D had a great day, 

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I'll get some photos of his best finds up later.. but we sat down for a break.. you see that rock just behind him?

 

Yep, it was a crab.  A really sandy, flaky one but still another crab.

 

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@Doctor Mud - That big half I bought back to polish - it was a top not a bottom.  As I cut it away it to flatten it - it all disappeared...  :(

 

We still came back with some goodies, and the big D got into prepping first thing this morning...

 

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He found a really nice black crab that he wanted to get into first, but I talked him into doing a pebble instead..

 

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Doctor Mud

Great to catch up and spend some time on the beach. Life has been a bit stressful lately and time on this beach with friends is just what I needed!

 

i think Big D found the best crabs of the day. I found a weathered one one with the biggest claw I’ve found. Not as big as 6ixes “big boy”.

 

always nice to find something new on a trip and on the way out I spotted this orange rock with a cross section of a vertebra

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Flipped it over and there are some associated fish bones. I don’t have a lot of experience with fish anatomy and thought they might be skull elements.

 

Any ideas guys?

 

 

It’s a bit weathered but more might be exposed with  prep. An x-ray or CT scan could help with this one before prep. That rock is hard and the bone flakey.

 

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RJB

  Always fun to go to the beach, but for you guys it must be super duper fun.    A hike on the beach and to bring back crab fossils too!   This should be a  movie!  :)

 

RB

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ynot

Nice!:thumbsu:

Glad You could get out and hunt.

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Fossil-Hound

That’s awesome.

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Doctor Mud

One from our trip @6ix

 

I’ve been mostly house bound looking after my father while my mother is away on a well earned break. I miss prepping. 6ix has offered his prep facilities but my dad needs someone in the house pretty much all the time. So when he slept during the day, I used the only tools available: chisel and dremel engraver to work on this project. Didn’t want to work on an A grade since the dremel is less than ideal.

 

check out the size of the claw!!

 

Before:

 

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After:

 

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The large claw will be about 14 cm long (5.5 inches) when fully exposed.

 

Carapace is about 14 cm across too.

 

might be worth doing a little reconstruction on the small claw

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Doctor Mud

My other great find of the day. @6ix I didn’t realize how good this crab was until I got it home and cleaned it up. I knew it was a big one, but look at that big claw! Going to be a beauty. Claws were already exposed but the shell is virtually intact on both claws. 

 

Concretion is 25 cm across. 

 

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