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๐Ÿฆ€ How to Identify Male vs Female Blue Crabs

Identifying the gender of blue crabs is actually remarkably simple. Below are some very simple pictures that show you exactly how to tell the difference between male and female blue crabs just by looking at their apron. Identifying Female Blue Crabs The bottom of a female blue crab. The underside of a crab is called …

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๐Ÿฆ€ Common Blue Crab Diseases

Below are some of the most common diseases affecting blue crabs around the world. VIBRIO PARAHEMOLYTICUS Effects blood and nerve cells and can be fatal to crabs in 72 hours. Found in Chincoteague and Chesapeake bays. Several species of Vibrio have been identified from blue crabs. In 1978 cholera outbreak in Louisiana was attributed to …

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๐Ÿฆ€ Blue Crab Mating & Reproduction in Chesapeake Bay

Blue crabs in Chesapeake Bay may take up to 18 months to reach maturity, depending on the water temperature and the length of the season. Mating takes place in waters which are not high in salt content from June through October. It generally occurs in areas chosen by the female crab and in usually shallow …

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๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿ“ Crab Measuring Gauges for Dungeness & Blue Crabs

It’s important to remember before you go out on your crabbing trip that each location has different guidelines for how large crabs need to be in order to be legally harvested. These regulations vary from state-to-state, county-to-county and species-to-species. In order to streamline the process of checking the size of a crab to see if …

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๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿงค The Best Crabbing Gloves Reviewed

A strong pair of crabbing gloves can be the difference between a miserable, cold afternoon full of pinches and a carefree fishing experience. But choosing the right waterproof gloves that also prevent pinching can be tricky given all of the options on the market. That’s why we’ve done the work for you and poured over …

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๐Ÿฆ€ The Top 4 Best Crab Snares Reviewed

While there are many do-it-yourself options for making a crab snare, we’d strongly recommend buying one instead of making one yourself. It’s important to ensure that your crab snare’s bait cage is well designed to prevent the crabs from stealing your bait. Even more importantly, the loops need to be both durable to last and …

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โ›ต The Best Jon Boats For Crabbing

Shopping for a new jon boat and feel swamped with options? That’s understandable. They vary wildly in size, build quality and usability so we took the guess work out of the equation and have reviewed the positives and negatives of some of the most popular jon boats on the market today. In addition to getting …

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๐Ÿฆ€ Understanding the Laws that Govern Crabbing

Everybody loves a good crustacean. They are almost impossible to under cook and they always turn out juicy. Pair them with a decent sized steak and you have a great surf and turf combo. One pitfall to loving these kinds of dishes is the huge dent that it puts in your wallet. This is why …

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๐Ÿฆ€ A Brief Introduction to Crabs

With over 6,700 species in 93 families in the animal kingdom, these crustaceans have been roaming our waters for millions and millions of years. Usually covered in a thick exoskeleton and armed with a pair of claws, they could be found all over the world, most in the oceans while others in bodies of fresh …

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๐Ÿฆ€ 28 Great Crab Recipes

Nori Crab Rolls Technically not a sushi, these rolls are made without any rice. Rather, tender crabmeat is mixed with seasoned cream cheese to make a rich, luscious filling for nori seaweed sheets. A slightly sweet, slightly extravagant roll to serve alongside a traditional sushi. Ingredients: 4 nori seaweed sheets 8 ounces cooked crabmeat 8 …

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