Asked in Crustaceans
Why does a crayfish hide after it molts its exoskeleton?
After shedding its exoskeleton, a crayfish hides because it becomes vulnerable to injury and attacks from predators. The crayfish sheds its exoskeleton when it needs to grow. It can take two to three days for a crayfish to re-grow a new and larger one. ...
Asked in Crustaceans
Why is it easy for animals to eat crayfish right after it has molted?
When it molts, it basically takes off its shell and has to wait until a new one grows. In the meanwhile, it doesn't have a shell, meaning that it's soft and easier to eat. ...
Asked in Garden Insects, Grasshoppers, Crayfish
How is the grasshopper more advanced than the crayfish?
A greater protection of body parts and to growth stages is a way that the grasshopper is more advanced than the crayfish. The crustacean and the insect in question rely upon compound eyes even though the former's set is more vulnerable at the end of stalks. Crayfish eggs must be fertilized externally, instead of internally, and their hatching signifies a lifetime of molts that in comparison end for grasshoppers with maturity. ...
Asked in Crustaceans, Crabs
Why do crayfish hide after it sheds its exoskeleton?
The outer covering of a crayfish is it's protection. You may notice that the shell is very hard. This protects it from preditors, that is the reason it hides, to keep itself hidden from pretitores who might attack. ...
Asked in Crustaceans, Crayfish
How is the exoskeleton on a crayfish an adaptive advantage?
The exoskeleton on the crayfish is an adaptive advantage because it gives the crayfish support and protection. Unlike humans who have an internal skeleton, the exoskeleton protects the crayfish from its predators. In the case of support, the crayfish's ligament and muscles attach to the exoskeleton, which provides a structure for its internal organs and muscles. The internal skeleton, which provides support, does not provide the same protections as an exoskeleton; however, the exoskeleton also has its disadvantages such as molting. When the...