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« on: June 07, 2012, 09:28:41 PM »

i am new to blue crabbing.can someone tell me why i am catching blue crabs in my trap that are missing claws and legs.today i had one crab missing both claws.one crab had half of his claw missing.thanks for any answers.B.M.
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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2012, 09:33:59 PM »

what crabs do in a basket ...they do underwater.....FIGHT ....  plus they could hang up in shedding and lose them.  Its common ;0
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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2012, 09:41:51 PM »

A crab will "throw" one or both of his claws as a natural defense system. Or, there's a crabber in your area who mistakes blue claws for stone crabs... laugh laugh laugh 


As to crabs with half a claw.  They may have  been in a fight.       
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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2012, 08:39:33 AM »

Maybe someone thought they were stone crabs, caught them, took a claw, and returned 'em   laugh
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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2012, 11:10:44 AM »

thank you for your answers
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2012, 11:33:58 AM »

if you look at a light crab wrong he'll, drop a limb, its a natural defense when they in that state. i think crabs know when crabs are vulnerable.
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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2012, 11:43:27 AM »

Asians have been known to break the claws of shorts and throw the crab itself back..............meee sooo hungreee!!
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« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2012, 12:05:58 PM »

I surprisingly caught a crab without its claws last time out. I almost felt bad for him...ALMOST. He tasted good.
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« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2012, 12:58:14 PM »

if they are missing both claws we call them pucks, very common.they still manage to eat without them.and they still taste as good.
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« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2012, 08:20:29 PM »

I always like the name "Pocket Crab".  Tell any newbies on the boat that they have to stick it in their pocket.
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« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2012, 08:38:38 PM »

I caught a crab yesterday with a swimmer fin on one side and 1 leg on each side.  It was a paper shell.  I put it back gently and hope he makes it.  He was hanging on a trotline but I am not exactly sure how...
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« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2012, 09:13:48 AM »

it's just a flesh wound. laugh
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