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« on: July 12, 2004, 11:47:09 AM »



I have been thinking the crabs will have an extra shed before the water cools up here in NJ...Will this extra full moon have any bearing on crabbing this summer?



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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2004, 11:54:07 PM »

I can't answer your question, but if I might add another question to your post....when, after the full moon, can you start crabbing again?  I have been reading the information contained on this board (great information!!!)...it says that once they shed, they start hardening up pretty fast, but how long is that?

For example, last full moon, I think, was July 4th...so can you go crabbing for hard shells on the 5th or the 6th?

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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2004, 09:39:36 AM »

not all crabs shed at the same time.  So, just keep on crabbing.  

As far as how fast they harden after a shed, in less than a hour a crab can fend for itself against mini's 3 to 4 hours he/shes ready to fight.  Then for the next few days the crabs a whitey and has little meat inside.  Its easy to tell which ones to throw back.  They dont have any moss under the points Grin

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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2004, 06:48:44 AM »

The moon has little or no bearing on the situation. Studies show that crabs do tend to mate on the full moon but that's about it. Don't know why; never asked them. Undecided
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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2004, 12:45:31 AM »

Really???  I feel like a dope about the full moon thing!  Thanks, though...I'm still learning!
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