Fairleigh Dickinson University

“Fiddler Crab Feeding” (watch on VIMEO, 4 minutes, all ages)

Experience a fiddler crab feeding with Dr. Marion McClary from Fairleigh Dickinson University’s School of Natural Sciences. Learn more about the unique habits of this fascinating creature and what stimulates them to feed. Fiddler crabs feed on tiny plants at low tide when they come out of their burrows. These plants contain carbohydrates or “carbs” which are sugars. This experiment will see if table sugar can make them feed.

Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) is a center of academic excellence dedicated to the preparation of world citizens through global education. The University strives to provide students with the multi-disciplinary, intercultural, and ethical understandings necessary to participate, lead, and prosper in the global marketplace of ideas, commerce, and culture. FDU has grown into the largest private university in New Jersey. Visit the FDU website to learn more.