National Crab Fest Day

Grab your crab baskets and head to the seashore. Or, go to the local seafood store for a mess of crabs. Get out the steamer and start boiling the water. Don’t forget to melt some butter. .Ps  Don’t forget the bibs. Today is International Crab Fest Day, and a lot of crabs are steamed about that! There’s two things we know. First, crabs can be found all over the world. Isn’t that just wonderful!? Second, crabs are one of the sweetest, most popular of all seafoods. The fact that over 1.5 million tons of crabs are consumed worldwide every year is a testimonial to their culinary popularity. While steaming crabs is the most popular, you can bake, boil, grill, or make it in a wide variety of recipes. In other words, “have it your way!” There are thousands of varieties of crabs. They range in size from 5 inches across, to over 13 feet! Fishermen have a second reason to celebrate crabs today. They use the little ones to catch lunker bass and other fish. As for the largest varieties, well let’s just say they’d make one heck of a crab fest! If you are going to steam crabs yourself, may we suggest: How to Steam Crabs Crab Trivia

  • Some species of crabs live up to 100 years, if a fisherman doesn’t catch them first.
  • Worldwide, we consume over 1.5 million tons per year.
  • Crabs have 10 limbs. As a result, they are often called the “Spider of the sea”.
  • They can lay 2,000 eggs at a time.
  • The shell is their skeleton on outside of its body. It is called caraspace.
  • There are over 5,000 species.
  • There are salt water and fresh water varieties.
  • A group of crabs is called a “cast”.
  • They range in size from 5 inches in diameter to 13 feet across!
  • All crabs have two very strong front claws (pincers). They use them like a vise for crushing objects.
  • Crabs communicate by flapping their pincers and drumming their claws.
  • Crabs can move in any direction.
  • When a claw or leg is severed, it can regenerate over time.

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