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Coconut Crab

(Birgus latro)


Also known as the robber crab or the palm thief. is a large species of terrestrial hermit crab it can grow up to 9 pounds and 1m from tip to tip and can live up to 60 years , they are found on several islands in the middle of the Indian Ocean notable Christmas Island. it is the only species in the genus Birgus. they cannot swim and will drown if put in water which is a big problem for them as they lay their eggs in water. they eat coconuts (thus the name) fruits and nuts but will eat meat if given the chance. there are two morphs a reddish morph and a blue morph. there pinch is very painful and they will not loosen it’s hold. they are also known for a very very good sense of smell

Phylogeney

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Birgus Latro, the coconut crab, otherwise known as the palm theif or robber crab. The largest land arthropod in the world,  it is actually a very large species of hermit crab, which after maturing grows a hard carapace and loses a need for a shell. It bears its name for its love for coconuts, being known to crack them open with its claws.

Tomas Pospech

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TOMAS POSPECH, PRAGUE/HRANICE, CHECK REPUBLIC
Art historian, photographer, artist, curator, educator.
Tomas Pospech is an art historian, photographer, artist, and freelance curator. He is a teacher at the Institute of Creative Photography of the Silesian University (Opava, Czech Republic). He has received a Master’s degree from the Institute of Creative Photography and a Master in Art History from Charles University (Prague). He is an author of more than 20 books including monographs on Czech photographers Vladimír Birgus and Jindřich Štreit, publication about contemporary Slovak documentary photography, and volume Czech and Slovak Photography of the 1980s and 1990s which accompanied an exhibition of the same name. Among the exhibitions, he has organized a retrospective of Jindřich Štreit’s work (Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava, 2006; City Gallery Prague, 2007). His articles have been appearing regularly in periodicals Ateliér, Fotograf, Imago, Fotografie Magazín, Photonews, Camera Austria, and Reflex. As an artist, he has taken more conceptual approach in his own recent photo series: Castle Owners (2002—2005), Landscapes.jpg (2002—2005), An Aimless Walk (2004—2008), and Castles and Châteaux of the Czech Republic (2004—2005, 2009) in which he works with the landscape genre freely. He is the winner of the 2006 Sittcomm.Award dedicated to contemporary photographers.

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ТОМАС ПОСПЕЧ, ПРАГА,ЧЕХИЯ
Фотограф, искусствовед, художник, куратор, преподаватель.
Окончил Институт креативной фотографии Селезского университета в Опаве и Карлов университет в Праге по специальности «искусствовед». Автор более 20 изданий, среди которых монографии о чешских фотографах Владимире Биргусе и Индржихе Стрейте, книга о современной документальной фотографии Словакии, а также альбом «Чешская и словацкая фотография 1980—1990» (на основе последнего также была представлена выставка). Организовал ретроспективную экспозицию Индржиха Стрейта в Национальной галерее Словакии (Братислава, 2006) и галерее City Gallery в Праге (Чехия, 2007). Опубликовал статьи в журналах Ateliér, Fotograf, Imago, Fotografie Magazín, Photonews, Camera Austria и Reflex. В последних проектах работает преимущественно с пейзажной съемкой: «Castle Owners» («Владельцы замков», 2002—2005), «Landscapes.jpg» («Пейзажи.jpg», 2002—2005), «An Aimless Walk» («Бесцельная прогулка», 2004—2008), «Castles and Châteaux of the Czech Republic» («Замки и дворцы Чешской Республики», 2004—2005, 2009). В 2006 году стал лауреатом премии Sittcomm.award, которую вручают за достижения в современной фотографии.

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