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      It’s a super easy mistake to make! They’re so tiny, and hard to find! One day we’ll have a service where you can just type “how many legs do lobsters have” without personally going to Maine and renting a boat and lobster traps to find out.

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        The wikipedia article is fascinating:

        Lobsters live up to an estimated 45 to 50 years in the wild, although determining age is difficult.

        Research suggests that lobsters may not slow down, weaken or lose fertility with age, and that older lobsters may be more fertile than younger lobsters. This longevity may be due to telomerase

        Lobster longevity is limited by their size. Moulting requires metabolic energy and the larger the lobster, the more energy is needed; 10 to 15% of lobsters die of exhaustion during moulting, while in older lobsters, moulting ceases and the exoskeleton degrades or collapses entirely leading to death

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          I wonder what would happen if the exoskeleton was artificially reinforced in an old lobster. Would it live a lot longer?

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            Isn’t there a similar story with squids, that they grow as long as they have the resources to do so?

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          What part of “decapod” don’t you understand, Unicode consortium?!

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            And, topically, we’re just over 40% of the way to adopting the lobster emoji. The fundraiser ends soon, on the evening of Saturday the 24th.

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              Not having their five pairs of legs properly represented is one thing, but always being shown as a dead lobster is something else entirely!

              I’d like the lobster to be very much alive, please!

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                But then you have to pick if it should be grey, brown, blue, yellow, green or probably even other colours!

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                  Human emoji have different colors now, why not lobsters? #dontboilmebro

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