Answer Monday!

We returned this week to Germany’s stunning Jurassic Solnhofen limestone. I gave you the somewhat useless hint that I wouldn’t ever eat one of these creatures, let alone their extant relatives—the reason? I do not eat invertebrates. I find them… well, downright terrifying when they are dead and being eaten. Living? No problem. Dead and served as food? Puke-city. I honestly do not know where this aversion/phobia came from, but I’ve had it as long as I can remember. I once found myself at a lobster-bake wedding and thought I was going to faint. I had to hide out with the kids who were all eating PB&J.

Anyway. What is this gorgeous but never-to-be-eaten critter? It’s a shrimp! Aeger tipularis, to be exact. Congratulations to XXX, our big winner this week!

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Stephanie Keep
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Stephanie Keep is the former Editor of Reports of the National Center for Science Education

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