Origin: Caving, Volume II
The Gatekeeper crab lives in the rocks
and caves that are naturally formed at a 30- to 200-meter-deep seawater
environment. Its body is composed of head, chest, abdomen and tail, and its
color base is lavender. The backside rear edge and claws have yellow stripes,
and the head is long and narrow and has an inverted triangle shape. Their chest
is thick and well-developed. The abdomen has a caudal spine, where there are
three to four pairs of barbs that can help Gatekeeper Crab go deep into the
They have four pairs of claws, among
which one pair is huge and can firmly block off the entrance of a cave, earning
its name as a Gatekeeper. Their bright colors can also play a warning role. The
second and third pairs of claws are very sturdy and are equipped with bent
fingertips and hooks, so that they can firmly fix to the cave, and cannot be
sucked out by large predators. The last pair of claws is evolved as small
chelate. There are two small holes on his head shield, via which the crabs can
eject the mucus to capture the small fish and shrimp that swim across
Gatekeeper crabs have to exuviate for
more than twenty times from baby crabs to adulthood. Baby crabs are very
fragile, with a very low survival rate.
Peripatetic Walnut Crab
The carapace of the Peripatetic Walnut
Crab looks like a round nutlet, with the protrusion evenly distributed.
They are the nomads of the sea, mainly
feeding on the algae and plankton in the shallow sea. Though its paraeiopod is
not strong enough for long-distance travel, when necessary small airbags can be
formed inside its body to make it float along the ocean currents.
- Approximately 9.8 inches in height.
- Approximately 9.1 inches in width.
- Approximately 7.1 inches in depth.
- Exquisitely detailed paint.
- Caving Themed Ceramics Ring
- Limited in production to 199 units
- Each piece is signed by Artist David
Zhou under the base.
Price: $799 USD
EARLY BIRD EXCLUSIVE (Effective till
Nov 28th, 2017): Will come with the exclusive bundle bonus: Peripatetic Walnut
REGULAR VERSION (From Nov 29th, 2017,
to cutoff date: Dec 30th)
*IMPORTANT* The Early Bird and Regular
Version may be closed anytime without advance notice when it reaches our
edition size. We will not do a second run, so don't miss out!