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Blind Lobster

 

Origami Blind Lobster

Paper used:  a single un-cut square of tissue paper treated with methyl cellulose.

Design date:  July, 2012

Base Crease Pattern: 

Origami Blind Lobster Base

Design Reference:

Real Blind Lobster

 

While searching for new subjects to fold, I came across a picture of this blind lobster (there are several lobsters with that nickname - this one is from the family "polychelidae").  These lobsters are distinguished by their long, thin, delicate pincers along with the fact that all their limbs end in claws.  My first impression was that this would be a slightly more complicated version of my Ghost Shrimp - it does bear similarities to that design, but it was far more difficult to fold.