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« on: Yesterday at 01:05:57 PM »

What makes crabs have more meat than others? We went crabbing in Bayou St. John 6 weeks ago and caught some huge crabs that were completely full of meat. Last week we went back and the crabs were the same size, but did not have a lot of meat at all.
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« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 01:08:47 PM »

What makes crabs have more meat than others? We went crabbing in Bayou St. John 6 weeks ago and caught some huge crabs that were completely full of meat. Last week we went back and the crabs were the same size, but did not have a lot of meat at all.

the crab went through the sloughing/molting process.  That is how a crab grows.  https://www.bluecrab.info/molting.html


Click on the little crab at the bottom of the page and it will take you to an information page with many topics discussed such as molting.
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« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 01:20:16 PM »

If they are light and I put them in a cage, in the same water I caught them in and kept them fed. Would they get fuller, more meat?
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« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 01:27:37 PM »

If they are light and I put them in a cage, in the same water I caught them in and kept them fed. Would they get fuller, more meat?

Crabs are cannibalistic and would likely kill each other before they became heavy.
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« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 02:17:45 PM »

If they are light and I put them in a cage, in the same water I caught them in and kept them fed. Would they get fuller, more meat?
I've done that a couple times..  They eat a lot.  Shocked Grin And it takes a couple weeks.. Cool
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