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Topic: Clean your crab carefully  (Read 934 times)

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rroland

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Don't do what I did yesterday.  Step one remove the apron or the belly flap on the male..not with your thumb!
Now I have a piece deep under my thumbnail..can't get it out have to go to the Dr tomorrow...use a butter knife or a flat head screwdriver
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The only crabbing I've done was for dungies in Alaska. We always grabbed the legs and claws, then broke them in half over our knee or the dock. Threw everything that wasn't the legs and claws into the harbor. Not sure what everyone else does.


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Don't do what I did yesterday.  Step one remove the apron or the belly flap on the male..not with your thumb!
Now I have a piece deep under my thumbnail..can't get it out have to go to the Dr tomorrow...use a butter knife or a flat head screwdriver

Ouch....got an uni spine deep under a nail before.
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Threw everything that wasn't the legs and claws into the harbor. Not sure what everyone else does.

....we eat the sweet sweet meet in the body cavities.  Better than the claw and leg meat imo.

I've had hardwood slivers under the fingernail before.  Have to soften the skin and nail by soaking in hot water, then separating the skin and nail until you can get a bite on the sliver with a set of good tweezers.  Brutal but its better than waiting a day and having the doctor do essentially the same thing once its healed a bit. 


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Back them live and use your thumb to remove the tail from the back or broadside of the tail.  You avoid the sharp points that way.  Alternately, use a leg spike as a pick to lift the tail and grip the tip between your thumb and forefinger.


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Vinegar dissolves urchin spines.


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Use a wooden mallet and smash them to smithereens. No, wait, that only applies to Maryland blue crabs...
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Pee on it for a couple days then cut it out. Same as an urchin spine


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I was looking at the various ways of cleaning live crabs and ran across this guys video.  Ridiculously quick and easy.  We just do this same thing using the front corner of the yak as soon as we get back to the beach and throw em on ice. 

https://youtu.be/_Tdf0zejdUY?list=LLGM-klWxxZ_5P4HkZQW5R-g&t=32


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You guys don't like eating the crab butter??

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That's my fave part....

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Use a paper cutter.
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I've had the butter before and liked it, but I can live without it.  I'm usually driving back to Reno after, so that's easiest for me to clean and put on ice.   :smt001


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I recently had a piece of shell stuck deep, under my fingernail.  It took a few days and was pain in the ass to get out. 
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Excellent video!

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