|MadSci Network: Zoology|
In our kindergarten class we have a blue lobster. He has been shedding his shell regularly as he grows. Normally he eats the shell but last week we romoved part of it so that the children could touch it. As it dried, the shell changed from the bright blue color it is in the tank to a pale pink color. I read your archive answer about why the color changes when put in boiling water and I was wondering if the reasons are similar. Also do you have any information about how often the lobster will shed it's shell and why it eats it afterwards? The kindergartners are eagerly awaiting your answer! Thank you for your time!
Re: Why does a lobster's shell change color when REMOVED from water?
Try the links in the MadSci Library for more information on Zoology.