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« on: October 19, 2014, 12:58:24 PM »

I bought crabs from a local dealer today, they were in a box marked a half bushel. When I took them out of box only 35 crabs, I don't know for sure but I wouldn't consider 35 crabs a half bushel,but am curious about others opinions!!!! Most crab were mediums at best there were a few large and they were sold as mix of extra large, large, and mediums,sold as live crabs.
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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2014, 01:27:57 PM »

depends on the size of them . i have had bushels that only had about 47 crabs in it . they were all 7 and 8 inchers 
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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2014, 07:22:52 PM »

3 dozen, half bushel......sounds about right.
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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2014, 07:31:17 PM »

A half bushel is 20 pounds...
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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2014, 07:57:29 PM »

Ditto Ditto and Ditto.....  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2014, 10:29:42 AM »

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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2014, 11:25:04 AM »

A half bushel is 20 pounds...
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« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2014, 03:08:51 PM »

Around here we sell crabs by the pound.  Sounds strange but look at it like this.  

You bought 35 crabs.  Were they skinny or fat?  You said some were large.  How many were 5"'s?  When you sell by the pound you get what you pay for.  If all the crabs are fat and heavy a dozen of crabs might weigh 6+ pounds that would cost more than if you had 12 skinny crabs that might weigh 5- pounds then you would pay less.

(last time I checked) We were selling #2 crabs for $1.75 a pound.
12 #2 crabs weigh about 5-6 pounds= $8-$10 a dozen (live)

(last time I checked) #1 males were $2.25 a pound live.

How much did you pay for your medium crabs?


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« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2014, 04:03:17 PM »

depends on the size of them .

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« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2014, 04:14:41 PM »

We used to average about 40-48 crabs per bushel of #1's from the upper Chester back in the 80's.  Shocked
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« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2014, 04:53:10 PM »

We used to average about 40-48 crabs per bushel of #1's from the upper Chester back in the 80's.  Shocked




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« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2014, 05:24:51 PM »

i think an all around average of mixed legal crabs is about 75 per bushel 
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« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2014, 09:18:56 AM »

Quote from: genecrabman link=topic=73801.msg660336#msg660336 date=141383

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« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2014, 01:23:13 PM »

[quote author=genecrabman link=topic=73801.msg660336#msg660336 date=141383

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                              They sure were Gene wish we had cell phone cameras then but then again we were probably too busy to take any pics  Shocked                           



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« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2014, 02:06:04 PM »

"Good Old Boy" this forum is full of them, and just as crabby! That is what I like.
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« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2014, 03:36:16 PM »

i think an all around average of mixed legal crabs is about 75 per bushel 

Yup.  I was gonna say 60-90 depending on size... so 75 would be right in the middle.
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« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2014, 10:36:16 PM »

35 sounds like a half bushel to me if they were on the smaller side. I had a 40 crab bushel this year and it was packed. Had 3/4 bushel in Jersey and there were 143 crabs in it. All depends on the size of the crabs.
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« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2014, 09:45:05 AM »

About 5 years back before I found the forum I was catching some monster crabs.  12 crabs weighed 15 pounds.  Wholesaler couldn't believe the size of them.  They weighed 1.25, 1.3 pounds each.  He told me that he had a good customer in the Baltimore area and that they were earmarked for him.  Couldn't put 8 crabs in a 5 gallon bucket.  He paid me $3 a pound for those crabs back then.  Caught good for 4 weeks then the water turned bad and the crabs disappeared.  Haven't seen that again.

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« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2014, 04:11:36 PM »

A half bushel is 20 pounds...
[/quote     Not counting the basket .
25 with the basket
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« Reply #19 on: October 24, 2014, 04:13:02 PM »

The same as 10/18/14?
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