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« on: February 13, 2010, 04:37:46 PM »

I've seen much discussion about moon phase and molting but I can't seem to find info. about water temp. Can someone tell me how high temp. must get before shedding begins?
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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2010, 05:59:17 PM »

Down here mid to upper 60s will start them but I have seen crabs shed in my vats at 46.
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2010, 06:23:54 PM »

Down here mid to upper 60s will start them but I have seen crabs shed in my vats at 46.
Ditto....  By the time the water gets back down into the mid 50s it's pretty much over.
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2010, 06:49:54 PM »

I caught a red line peeler last week in 39 degree water..
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