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Old 10-08-2018, 06:07 PM   #1
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my scallops have crabs

Not that I harvest scallops a ton but I have got my share over the years. This time I was cleaning em and noticed a small crab in the sink. Thought little guy must of been hiding on the outside. Then I open the next scallop and there is a crab inside. Looks a bit funky no eyes or spikes tiny claws and legs and body looks odd. Thought the scallop might be eating it but the dude was alive. Turns out almost every scallop had a crab. Could not find anything on google other then crab and scallop recipe pics. I asked around and buddy Jon called em commensal crabs so google that and found they are also called pea crabs. One article said they are super good to eat. Too late by then but wanted to share
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Old 10-08-2018, 06:26 PM   #2
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Re: my scallops have crabs

Crabs in Chesapeake Bay Oysters are common and thought to be lucky. The Shuckers love to eat them before they get to the plates. They look very similar to the ones you have shown.
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Old 10-09-2018, 04:00 PM   #3
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Pea crabs. Eat dat!
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Old 10-09-2018, 05:21 PM   #4
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Re: my scallops have crabs

Just pop the whole thing in your mouth??
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Old 10-30-2018, 02:25 AM   #5
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Re: my scallops have crabs

So gross theyre in all mine. Eat them raw? You eat it... not me..
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