Communication is essential to mortal evolution. Lobsters are one of the most weird species with unusual anatomy. When you learn about how do lobsters communicate, you might wonder if Borat(Sasha Baron Cohen) was their communication trainer. There are a lot of interesting and wacko facts about these species which are oceanic and about more than 200 in variety.
A fine delicacy in European countries, there is a lot more to these unusual species than how they communicate. Do you know? they have a hierarchy to mate? Only the dominant male mates while the others back down? They are cannibalistic, just like Hannibal Lecter. They have a lot to imbue from unusual Hollywood movies, but nobody gives them Oscar for their performances, duh!
Facts About How Do Lobsters Communicate And More
- Lobsters communicate by urinating on each other or on the direction of the other lobster. Gross!! isn’t it?
- The female lobster choose to mate the male lobster if she likes the scent of their urine. The paradox of how this gross species is a fine dining delicacy in uber suave and fashionable France and European countries.
- The chemicals in the urine give them information about the sexual and social hierarchy of the other lobster
- The urine communication is used to maintain strict social hierarchy in the pod
- Lobsters fight to determine the dominant one and urinate to display their dominance after the fight
- These are noiseless species. They do not make a sound like other animals or birds. Dogs pee too to mark their territories.
- The scent marking is their way of expressing love to each other.
- Their bladder is somewhere underneath their eyes
- They pee through their eyes
- They have two stomachs, one on the head and other near the abdomen
- Their stomach have teeth to crush food
- Lobsters can live up to a 100 years or more and they do not get old
- Their physical health or strength is not declined with the age
- They can reproduce even if they are a 100 years old. They do not lose their vitality at any age
- Lobsters are sensitive to temperature and weather changes. The tiny hairs on their antenna gives them a sense of any changes in the environment
- Lobsters are ruthless cannibals. They can eat other lobsters when food is scarce. A reason they are bred separately
- A female can carry a live sperm up to two years and can choose when to be pregnant
- Molting is shedding the shell to form a new one. As long as a lobster can molt, it can stay alive
- They taste food with their legs just like the houseflies
- Lobsters have powerful claws which are good enough to break a man’s arm
- The largest lobster weighed 20 kgs
- Lobsters are aquatic animals and cannot live on land beyond 36 hours
- They look like insects but they are not insects. They are a unique evolutionary species
- Lobsters are great hikers. They can walk up to 370 kms in a single trip. They prefer to take a walk on the ocean floor.
- Though cannibals, they can sometimes hold the claws of other lobsters while walking
- In the Colonial times they were a poor man’s food contrary to being a fine dining delicacy today.
- Lobsters are pea-brains for real. Their brain size is as smaller as the size of a ball point pen. They are primitive.
- A few species of lobsters do not have claws.
- The largest lobster ever caught was a three feet long
- Lobsters do feel pain but cannot express it as they do not have vocal chords
How do lobsters communicate? Fun and unusual facts about lobsters that makes you wonder about these marine dwellers, their personality, and day-to-day life. Lobster females already feel empowered to call the shots being primitive species while the evolved human species are still struggling with female empowerment. There’s a lot more to the gross style of communication of these primitive species which has served a peasant’s food and now a delicacy.