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Fresh crab molt

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  1. Ben02

    Ben02 Well-Known Member Today is my birthday!

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    One of the crabs moulted today, I’m annoyed I missed it.

    (The dark crab is the crab and the light one is the old shell)

    Nature is amazing isn’t it.:)

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    It is a cool process to watch! Also shrimp, which shed the old shell blindingly fast. [emoji2]
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    I’ve had some feeder shrimp but I didn’t have them long enough to see them shed, I’ll have to get some more:). I always miss their molting process, they always do it in the night when their most active, it’s a very vulnerable stage.
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    And you can’t beat a fresh Chesapeake Bay soft shell crab sandwhich, with Old Bay!
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    Do you really eat the whole crab?
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    I’m afraid there is not a lot of meat on this crab.:D
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    Yup! Pan fried in some butter it’s sooo good.
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    I think the eyes are the only thing people don’t eat.
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    No, no, no...hard shells only! But yes on the Old Bay!

    My family has a summer place off the Magothy. When we were kids my cousin and I caught many crabs off our pier. I'd pull them up on the string, and he would net them. And yes, we had a soda can to measure!

    I don't think there are any there now. Like seaweed...a thing of the past in the creeks and rivers.
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