Mother Nature likes to play cruel jokes on us. I woke up on a bright Sunday morning and got up to feed Kiwi some crickets and check on Crabbie to see if he had eaten his dinner or needed more turtle pellets. As I’m looking for him in his different houses and hiding places, I see the underbelly of a crab lying face up at the entrance of his house. My heart starts racing because 1) crabs don’t sleep like that and 2) crabs have the ability to flip themselves over and need to come out of the water every 10-20 minutes to get a fresh breath of air. Also, now all I can think about is “oh, crap. Did I kill the crab?” and everything I did for the last three months starts flashing through my mind. Every tank cleaning, feeding, movement, etc.
Innovation. It happens all around us transforming our lives everyday through the formulation of new ideas and the creation of products that simplify and become the basis of our daily routines. Two of the most ever-changing and evolving fields of study are science and technology where new ideas, research, and discoveries are regularly formed and shared through groups like the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). So, why not take these quickly advancing ideas and continue to apply them to problems common problems for pet owners that could use some sort of tool to solve them.
I recently got this cardisoma armatum (more commonly known as a rainbow or Soap-Dish Crab). He still doesn’t have a name but will receive one as soon. If you have any ideas for a good name, please post them in the comments, suggestions are gratefully welcomed.