Chelicerae

This is a close-up of the Chelicerae or the forward pincers of a horseshoe crab

This is a close-up of the Chelicerae or the forward pincers of a horseshoe crab

This is an extreme close-up of the Chelicerae or the forward pincers of a female horseshoe crab.

While these pinchers do look a little menacing, they do not have any real strength and are not sharp like you would expect from a crab.

They can not harm you with these pincers, they are used to pick up food from the bottom and guide it towards the horseshoe crabs mouth.

David Hodgson (32 Posts)


Horseshoe Crab Pendant