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hermit crabs evolved bubble sort for trading shells 🦀

@yogthos not to "well actually", but I think this might be insertion sort

@antifuchs @yogthos scientists are currently hard at work trying to breed crabs that can do one of the n lg n sorts

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> not to "well actually", but I think this might be insertion sort

I'm glad you said this, because it saved me from having to resist the urge!

@yogthos if you're gonna select the text anyways, why not copy it as text? :blobsad:
(but at least it's a png)

@yogthos ah, that's better.
shame on the original poster then.

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@alexis
10:43 AM

@​ en.m.wikipedia.org
ave been observed ee vacancy

chain to exchange shells.!®! When an
individual crab finds a new empty shell
it will leave its own shell and inspect the
vacant shell for size. If the shell is
found to be too large, the crab goes
back to its own shell and then waits by
the vacant shell for up to 8 hours. As
new crabs arrive they also inspect the
shell and, if it is too big, wait with the
others, forming a group of up to 20
individuals, holding onto each other in a
line from the largest to the smallest
crab. As soon as a crab arrives that is
the right size for the vacant shell and
claims it, leaving its old shell vacant,
then all the crabs in the queue swiftly
exchange shells in sequence, each one
moving up to the next size"! Hermit

crabs often "gang up" on one of their

enecies with what they nerceive to he a

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@BalooUriza
10:43 AM

@​ en.m.wikipedia.org
ave been observed ee vacancy

chain to exchange shells.!®! When an
individual crab finds a new empty shell
it will leave its own shell and inspect the
vacant shell for size. If the shell is
found to be too large, the crab goes
back to its own shell and then waits by
the vacant shell for up to 8 hours. As
new crabs arrive they also inspect the
shell and, if it is too big, wait with the
others, forming a group of up to 20
individuals, holding onto each other in a
line from the largest to the smallest
crab. As soon as a crab arrives that is
the right size for the vacant shell and
claims it, leaving its old shell vacant,
then all the crabs in the queue swiftly
exchange shells in sequence, each one
moving up to the next size"! Hermit

crabs often "gang up" on one of their

enecies with what they nerceive to he a

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