Crab Lab Archive

  • The CRAB Lab octopus with Ciaran Shaughnessy (CHEM 5th year) and Lecturer John Terschak

    IIT Magazine Explores Crab Lab in Online Exclusive: “There Must Be Something in the Water”

    This winter, IIT’s Life Sciences Building became home to a menagerie of salt-water denizens of the deep: more than 60 green crabs and a male giant Pacific octopus, Enteroctopus dofleini. The sea-nario constitutes the CRAB Lab (Creative Research in Animal Behavior) and comprises four different experiments involving students and faculty from the university’s College of Science and Letters, College of Psychology, and Armour College of Engineering.

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