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Catching Crabs

Discussion in 'General Scuba Diving' started by Hogmahub, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. Hogmahub

    Hogmahub New Member

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    Recently had a successful scallop dive and am going again next week. Apart from the scallops there were lots of large brown crabs and spider crabs. Would love to have taken those as well, but was unsure as to the practicalities of getting them back to the surface. Presumably they would destroy a mesh bag, so do you 'dispatch' them with a knife on the seabed or is there some other way of having crab for diner?!

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    Wandered into this thread by mistake.....sorry - thought it was a Mens Health Issue ;)
     
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    I don't have much luck with women either
     
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    I normally burn them off or shave.....

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    Just stick them in your bag. But if you put more that one in they will fight.
     
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    And when some bright spark on the boat says "Get this crab off your fin, can you?", don't be surprised when aforementioned crab tries to take a couple of fingers in return!

    They're a lot less feisty in the restaurant!

    M.
     
  7. Graham Smith

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    Pick them up by the shell behind the rear legs and drop them into a bag. They will be fine. If more than one you can use a rubber band to contain each one without the risk of ending up with a massacre. Whatever you do, never, ever put lobsters and crabs together in the same bag. They fight like nothing else and you end up with mush in the bag.

    G
     
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    NORMAL SATURDAY NIGHT OUT IN WHITBY DOES IT
     
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    I've used cable ties to compartmentalise my bag when collecting more than one.
     

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