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« on: July 31, 2011, 02:33:01 PM »

I've been looking for information on the actual strength of crab claws and came across this article, which I thought was pretty interesting even if not exactly on the point I was looking for:

http://www.int-res.com/articles/meps/6/m006p083.pdf

It's a journal article, but actually written clearly enough for the layperson to understand. Basically they caught a bunch of crabs, starved them for a day, and then started introducing various sizes of mussels to see how the crabs would choose what to eat, and how.

Just thought I'd pass it along, particularly since I saw a thread here recently about how crabs might prefer smaller baits.

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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2011, 08:15:46 PM »

cool stuff. Wink
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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2011, 03:05:32 PM »

i've had some softies come out filled with little tiny mussels in them. after getting a mouthfull of mussels on two separate occasions, i now check 'em. when you cut off the face, if the mussels are there, you can just squish them out.
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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2011, 09:27:50 AM »

Thanks for the link, very interesting.  I missed this one from the original posting. Cool
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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2011, 07:52:17 AM »

Thanks for the link, very interesting.  I missed this one from the original posting. Cool

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