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(Bangor Daily News)   Every spring the trees are full of maple syrup, every fall the green crabs explode   (bangordailynews.com ) divider line
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2013-11-18 02:15:49 PM  
Can you eat them?
 
2013-11-18 02:32:01 PM  
I got exploding green crabs from a stripper in Bangkok back in '63,,,itchy little bastards
 
2013-11-18 02:35:14 PM  
Time for double secret crustacean probation.
 
2013-11-18 02:54:45 PM  
"I hate those guys."

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2013-11-18 02:55:35 PM  
"You're talking about Delta, Sir." (no idea why, but that line cracks me up, his whole 'just trying to help, boss!' attitude)
 
2013-11-18 02:57:38 PM  
who dumped a truckload of Fizzies® into the swimming pool?
 
2013-11-18 02:59:06 PM  
I say, strip 'em naked and go to work on 'em with a pair of pliers and a blowtorch.
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/plump, green and crustacean is no way to go through life
 
2013-11-18 03:00:26 PM  
came for crabs blowing up..... leaving disappoint
 
2013-11-18 03:00:31 PM  
Well?
Can you eat them or not?
 
2013-11-18 03:03:35 PM  
Just cook them with some green bay seasoning.
 
2013-11-18 03:03:45 PM  
Its a 4 inch crab, kinda small. What you need is a good processing method and a new name and we can hunt them to scarcity with a single McDonalds campaign. Remember Langostino Lobster bites?
 
2013-11-18 03:05:51 PM  

basemetal: Can you eat them?


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2013-11-18 03:08:30 PM  

vudukungfu: Well?
Can you eat them or not?


Yes... but the only viable option I see is eating them as softshells. They are too small to be seriously considered a "picking crab" unless you were starving or something. Softshells you basically just eat the whole thing, so their small size is less of an issue, you just eat more of them.
 
2013-11-18 03:09:28 PM  
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so it's not about these then?
 
2013-11-18 03:11:14 PM  

vudukungfu: Well?
Can you eat them or not?


It sounds like they are best eaten as soft crab:
http://eattheinvaders.org/green-crab/

//CSB
//The old style crab house near where I grew up had sloughing boxes to provide fresh soft crab to the restaurant.
//It was great around the full moon because most of the crabs would shed and the price would go down...
//I imagine the process would be similar with the green crab.
 
2013-11-18 03:26:18 PM  

wildcardjack: Its a 4 inch crab, kinda small. What you need is a good processing method and a new name and we can hunt them to scarcity with a single McDonalds campaign. Remember Langostino Lobster bites?


Is this not what we, as Americans, excel at? And we'll find a way to sell the shells for something too! I hear opportunity knocking!
 
2013-11-18 03:31:17 PM  
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Approves. No wait...
 
2013-11-18 03:34:49 PM  

Old_Chief_Scott: wildcardjack: Its a 4 inch crab, kinda small. What you need is a good processing method and a new name and we can hunt them to scarcity with a single McDonalds campaign. Remember Langostino Lobster bites?

Is this not what we, as Americans, excel at? And we'll find a way to sell the shells for something too! I hear opportunity knocking!


Exactly. There is no problem here, besides butthurt clamdiggers. There, I said it.
 
2013-11-18 03:40:35 PM  

Old_Chief_Scott: wildcardjack: Its a 4 inch crab, kinda small. What you need is a good processing method and a new name and we can hunt them to scarcity with a single McDonalds campaign. Remember Langostino Lobster bites?

Is this not what we, as Americans, excel at? And we'll find a way to sell the shells for something too! I hear opportunity knocking!


Sell them to the Chinese.
 
2013-11-18 03:55:58 PM  

simplicimus: Old_Chief_Scott: wildcardjack: Its a 4 inch crab, kinda small. What you need is a good processing method and a new name and we can hunt them to scarcity with a single McDonalds campaign. Remember Langostino Lobster bites?

Is this not what we, as Americans, excel at? And we'll find a way to sell the shells for something too! I hear opportunity knocking!

Sell them to the Chinese.


If they'l eat horseshoe crabs (and they will) they'll eat these damn things.

CSB Time!

Some friends of mine would go crabbing down off galveston island. When they got home, they'd clean the buggers and cut the bodies in half front to back and feed them leg first into a set of rollers and squish the luiquidy cab muscle out of them, catching it in a bowl.

Then they'd set up a pot of seasoned boiling water and dump the gooey stuff in and viola, delicious crab.
 
2013-11-18 04:05:37 PM  
So, who's got LOTS of butter up there in Maine?

We'll be right there.
 
2013-11-18 04:09:33 PM  

uttertosh: Old_Chief_Scott: wildcardjack: Its a 4 inch crab, kinda small. What you need is a good processing method and a new name and we can hunt them to scarcity with a single McDonalds campaign. Remember Langostino Lobster bites?

Is this not what we, as Americans, excel at? And we'll find a way to sell the shells for something too! I hear opportunity knocking!

Exactly. There is no problem here, besides butthurt clamdiggers. There, I said it.


Since it's a littoral species of crab I think the clamdiggers could expand their incomes. It's should be a matter of putting out these specialized traps in fairly shallow waters and servicing them on their way to and back from clam beds.
 
2013-11-18 04:58:20 PM  
I moved into a rental house once.  There was a tiny blue claw living in a 20 gallon tank, left behind by the previous tennant.  As it turns out, I'm good with salt water animals.  So, I kept it.  I honestly didn't figure that it would grow very much in such a small tank.
Boy was I wrong.  Within about a year, it went from about the size of a quarter to a full 6" across!  And it became MEAN too!

The last night I had it, I saw him open the lid from the floor of the tank, and climb out on to the edge.  I was like, "DAMN!"  I put a brick on the lid to keep him in there and brought him to work with me the next morning.  He lived happily in a 150 gallon tank with a huge red snapper for a few weeks until someone bought him.  I still have no idea why someone would want that thing as a pet.

His name was Rancor.  And it was fitting.
 
2013-11-18 05:23:11 PM  

simplicimus: Old_Chief_Scott: wildcardjack: Its a 4 inch crab, kinda small. What you need is a good processing method and a new name and we can hunt them to scarcity with a single McDonalds campaign. Remember Langostino Lobster bites?

Is this not what we, as Americans, excel at? And we'll find a way to sell the shells for something too! I hear opportunity knocking!

Sell them to the Chinese.


The Red and Blue spider crabs up in Alaska were renamed "King" crabs and, Lo, they're going extinct. Another American success story.

/Deadest Catch, indeed
 
2013-11-18 05:53:17 PM  
durbnpoisn:
Boy was I wrong.  Within about a year, it went from about the size of a quarter to a full 6" across!  And it became MEAN too!

Can those things take off a finger or something?

\crabs give me the creeps
\\but they are interesting
 
2013-11-18 09:26:44 PM  

basemetal: Can you eat them?


How do they taste in drawn butter?
 
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