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To help achieve this look, the shoes come in a neutral black that can be easily washed, before or after a shift. Ultimately, the idea is to provide the cook with a sneaker option that a can be worn both in the kitchen or on a day off.

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For so long, the feet flyness of discerning chefs has suffered while they ply their trade, with even the most leathered-up ball boots not appropriate for the slippery floors of the kitchen. So chefs have been forced to wear garish black rubber contraptions under their checkered pants, and some have even resorted to Crocs. Gasp. Montreal restaurant mogul Chuck Hughes believed there was a better way and his friends at Off The Hook were all ears. They let him sub-in on designing duties for a colab with Vans, and Hughes put something together for his hot plate homies to be proud of. The result is the 'Black Crab' pack, blacked-out renditions of the Sk8-Hi Reissue Zip LX and Authentic LX, with a few choice adjustments for pro cooks. The uppers are water repellant with minimal stitching to stop the soak-through, waxed cotton laces wick away moisture too and non-slip waffle outsoles make sure you don't get caught slippin'. The Black Crab Pack drops March 22nd, 2014 at the Vans x OTH store in Montreal and online.

The Crab Lair is located near the farthest point of your map to the left (in Hungry Shark Evolution). It is marked by a bright orange symbol on your map. The entrance to the Crab Lair is a dangerous area, as underwater volcanoes can scorch your shark. However, there are some Blob Fish at the entrance to the crab lair so they will help recover a large amount of health.

The Giant Crabs cannot be instantly eaten like other creatures or prey in Hungry Shark Evolution, not even by the largest playable shark (currently Sharknarok). The Giant Crab swipes at your shark with its pincers. You must dodge these pincers while remaining in range of the crab. After the third swipe, the crab will become exhausted and will reveal its 'Weak Spot'. Ramming into the 'Weak Spot' with boost will deal massive damage to the crab. How much damage depends on which shark you are playing as. If you take too long, it will recover and once again hide its weak spot. Repeat this until the crab is in agony, in which it will shriek in pain and allow you to launch a finishing blow at the 'Weak Spot'. After dealing the blow, the Giant Crab then breaks apart and you get the "Super Snack!", "Mega Meal!", or "Giant Tyrant!" Accolades.

Note: After the Giant Crab shrieks in pain and expose his weak spot, he will not recover from that state. In this scenario, you can actually leave the Crab Lair and do anything else then come back later. The Giant Crab will remain in the same state until you decide to deal the final strike to the Giant Crab. You can also wait until Gold Rush is in effect to strike down the crab to get more points out of the multiplier (depends on the chosen shark).

Health will go down as you fight the crab. It might be hard to eat and dodge the pincers at the same time. Consider buying a baby to help you consume the crabs, tunas, and blobfish wandering nearby to slow down health drain.

Gecarcinid land crabs are ecosystem engineers playing an important role in nutrient recycling and seedling propagation in coastal forests. Given a predicted future decline in precipitation for the Caribbean, the effects of dehydration on feeding preferences of the black land crab Gecarcinus ruricola were investigated. G. ruricola were offered novel food items of lettuce, apple, or herring to test for food choice based on water and nutritional (energetic) content in single and multiple choice experimental designs. The effect of dehydration was incorporated by depriving crabs of water for 0, 4, or 8 days, leading to an average body water loss of 0%, 9%, and 17%, respectively, (crabs survived a body water loss of 23% + 2% and 14-16 days without access to water). The results were consistent between the single and multiple choice experiments: crabs consumed relatively more apple and fish and only small amounts of lettuce. Overall, no selective preferences were observed as a function of dehydration, but crabs did consume less dry food when deprived of water and an overall lower food intake with increasing dehydration levels occurred. The decrease in feeding was likely due to loss of water from the gut resulting in the inability to produce ample digestive juices. Future climatic predictions suggest a 25-50% decline in rainfall in the Caribbean, which may lead to a lower food intake by the crabs, resulting in compromised growth. The subsequent reduction in nutrient recycling highlights possible long-term effects on coastal ecosystems and highlights the importance of future work on climate relative behavioral interactions that influence ecosystem function.

To understand the blue crab life cycle, we will follow a female blue crab from birth to reproduction. The blue crab starts her life as a larva, an early-life stage that looks completely different than her adult form. She will spend 31-49 days going through seven larval stages called zoea. In each stage she is similar in appearance, but is slightly larger than in the last stage. Even this early in life, crabs have a hard outer shell (exoskeleton). In order to grow and change stages, the larva must molt, which means shed or cast off its shell. During molting, the exoskeleton splits, and the soft-bodied larva backs out of the hard shell. The animal remains soft for a short while, and swells up by absorbing water. Then, minerals from the seawater (especially calcium) harden the outer covering, forming a new exoskeleton. When the larva loses the extra water, it shrinks and leaves space within the exoskeleton for growth.

During this part of her life, the crab floats in the open water offshore where salinity is relatively high. She probably feeds on microscopic algae and other small larvae (plural form of larva). After the last zoeal stage, the crab enters a megalops stage, which lasts 6-20 days. This is the first step toward obtaining the typical crab form-the body becomes wider with legs protruding from the sides, but with the abdomen still stretched out behind.

The megalopa takes advantage of tidal currents to move into estuaries where salinity is lower, food is abundant, and shelter is easy to find. There, she molts to a true crab form, but is only 2 mm wide (about twice the width of a paper clip wire). As a juvenile, she is omnivorous, meaning she will eat both animal and vegetable substances, such as fish, shellfish, and aquatic plants. She also must avoid predators such as spotted sea trout, red drum, black drum, sheepshead, and other crabs. She continues to molt, growing larger each time until she reaches adult size (about 130-139 mm or 5 - 5 in.) after 18-20 molts. The amount of growth with each molt varies depending on water salinity, temperature, and other environmental factors. She should reach harvestable size (127 mm or 5 in.) within one year.

During her adult life, the female blue crab remains in the estuary, although usually in higher salinity water than males. She eats fish, crustaceans, worms, and mollusks, and may be preyed upon by large fish, birds, and mammals (including humans). Her molting rate increases during warmer months, although water temperatures greater than 30oC (86oF) appear to inhibit molting. During the cooler winter months her activity slows, although in the warmer Florida waters she will not need to slow down as much as blue crabs in more northern areas, who bury in the mud to wait for spring.

Sometime between March and December, when temperatures exceed 22oC (72oF), the female crab moves into the upper waters of the estuary where male crabs are concentrated. Most female blue crabs reach a terminal molt, after which they no longer grow. This molt coincides with the onset of sexual maturity when mating occurs. Evidence suggests that some females molt a second time after becoming mature, allowing them to produce more batches of offspring. Because of the hard exoskeleton, mating must occur directly after a molt, while the female is still soft. To ensure he will be there when she is ready, a male will usually cradle a pre-molt female in his legs. He also protects her during the vulnerable period after she molts, until her shell becomes hard again. After mating, the female moves offshore into higher salinity water while the male remains in the estuary for the rest of his life. Along the west coast of Florida, female crabs also migrate northward toward the Apalachee Bay region.

The female can retain sperm for a year or more before extruding eggs. This allows crabs mating in fall or winter to wait until warmer weather to hatch their eggs. Eggs are fertilized as they pass out of the crab's body and are deposited under the apron. The apron is actually the curled-under abdomen, and has small appendages to which the eggs attach. Egg masses have an average of two million eggs, and can have up to eight million eggs. At first the egg mass appears orange due to the high amount of yolk in each egg, then turns brown as yolk is consumed and eyes develop. After one to two weeks the eggs hatch into zoea larvae.

Thus the cycle of life is complete. Only one out of every one million (0.0001%) eggs survives to become an adult. Predators, adverse environmental conditions, and disease all take their toll on the millions of larvae that hatch from one female. Yet some do survive, enough to renew the population and start a new generation of blue crabs.

Hines, A., P. R. Jivoff, P. J. Bushmann, J. Montfrans, S. A. Reed, D. J. Wolcott, and T. G. Wolcot. 2003. Evidence for sperm limitation in the blue crab Callinectes sapidus. Bulletin of Marine Science, 72 (2): 287-310.

Lipcius, R.N. and W. T. Stockhausen. 2002. Concurrent decline in the spawning stock, recruitment, and larval abundance, and size of the blue crab Callinectes sapidus in Chesapeake Bay. Marine Ecology Progress Series 226:45-61. 041b061a72


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