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|Urist likes horseshoe crabs for their ability to hide in sand.|
|Cannot be tamed|
|This article is about an older version of DF.|
- A tiny sea animal that lives in the sand just offshore. It has a flat body with legs underneath.
A little beach-going arthropod that yields a single unit of fat and meat on butchering. Contrary to their name, they are not wearable by horses.
Horseshoe crabs were sponsored by the generous contributions of the Bay 12 community. "We were here ages ago, we'll be here after all of you are gone." [CREATURE:HORSESHOE_CRAB] [DESCRIPTION:A tiny sea animal that lives in the sand just offshore. It has a flat body with legs underneath.] [NAME:horseshoe crab:horseshoe crabs:horseshoe crab] [CASTE_NAME:horseshoe crab:horseshoe crabs:horseshoe crab] [CREATURE_TILE:'c'][COLOR:6:0:0] [NATURAL] [BIOME:ANY_OCEAN] [LARGE_ROAMING] [AMPHIBIOUS][UNDERSWIM] [FREQUENCY:100] [POPULATION_NUMBER:250:500] [SPEED:2900] [PREFSTRING:ability to hide in sand] [ALL_ACTIVE] [NO_SLEEP] [SWIMS_INNATE][SWIM_SPEED:2500] [MUNDANE] [NOBONES] [EXTRAVISION] [BODY:BODY_WITH_HEAD_FLAG:HEART:BRAIN:TAIL] [BODY_DETAIL_PLAN:CHITIN_MATERIALS] [BODY_DETAIL_PLAN:CHITIN_TISSUES] [BODY_DETAIL_PLAN:EXOSKELETON_TISSUE_LAYERS:CHITIN:FAT:MUSCLE] [BODY_DETAIL_PLAN:STANDARD_HEAD_POSITIONS] [USE_MATERIAL_TEMPLATE:SINEW:SINEW_TEMPLATE] [TENDONS:LOCAL_CREATURE_MAT:SINEW:200] [LIGAMENTS:LOCAL_CREATURE_MAT:SINEW:200] [HAS_NERVES] [USE_MATERIAL_TEMPLATE:ICHOR:ICHOR_TEMPLATE] [BLOOD:LOCAL_CREATURE_MAT:ICHOR:LIQUID] [CREATURE_CLASS:GENERAL_POISON] [GETS_WOUND_INFECTIONS] [GETS_INFECTIONS_FROM_ROT] [USE_MATERIAL_TEMPLATE:PUS:PUS_TEMPLATE] [PUS:LOCAL_CREATURE_MAT:PUS:LIQUID] [BODY_SIZE:0:0:2000] [MAXAGE:20:40] [CASTE:FEMALE] [FEMALE] [CASTE:MALE] [MALE] [SELECT_CASTE:ALL] [SET_TL_GROUP:BY_CATEGORY:ALL:CHITIN] [TL_COLOR_MODIFIER:MAROON:1] [TLCM_NOUN:chitin:SINGULAR]