Crabs and Crabs!!

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Re: Crabs and Crabs!!

Post by TomatoSauce » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:49 pm

Mr Alibaba
Ya lahs, so sad right?? no med size mudcrabs.
i also dun believe my luck so suay, bt really so jialat mans..

Sians, West Coast? i nvr been thr b4 though...

Any more spots? to recommand??
Thanks uh!!! HAHAHS
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Re: Crabs and Crabs!!

Post by gohyuheng » Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:28 pm

i crab at the mini jetty
I wanna catch a big fish~~~~

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Re: Crabs and Crabs!!

Post by Melw » Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:15 am

I'm a frequent crabber @ Sungai Api-Api! Anyone else crab around here? :)

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Re: Crabs and Crabs!!

Post by alibabaCrabber » Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:33 pm

hws catches at api api any big mud crabs??

@ tomatosauce any luck so far?

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Re: Crabs and Crabs!!

Post by Melw » Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:18 am

Not so much lately more towards flower crab :( , during late February was non-stop mud crab. Guess they tone down already :\

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Re: Crabs and Crabs!!

Post by alibabaCrabber » Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:27 pm

oic anyway hope to see yr catch report someday melw =)

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Re: Crabs and Crabs!!

Post by dBs™ » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:09 am

I did once kept a flower crab as pet ! :nod:
Caught it at Punggol and took it home to rear.
I used to have a 3ft marine tank ...
But it didn't behave and ate my fishes ! :mad:
Transferred it below in the filtration tank living solo.
One of it's "hand" totally dropped off due to negligence of us ...
I was kinda sad ...
And that was how I found out too ...
The lost arm will grow back one !
Everyday I look at the one arm crab growing bigger and bigger ...
But one morning when I look at it ... it miraculously had two arms waving at me !
Exactly the same size ... happened over night just like that. lol !
This interesting pet of mine was transferred back home safely after it had his arm grown back. :D


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Re: Crabs and Crabs!!

Post by Melw » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:24 am

Wow, Never knew flower crabs arms could grew back! That something new for me! :) Have only heard of thunder crab Big pincer growing! Anyone tried eating thunder's pincer before? :confused: don't look safe!

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Re: Crabs and Crabs!!

Post by Peace » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:34 pm

All crabs can grow back their claw back, they often lose it to fighting for mates, defending territory or to escape predators. I've tried thunder crab claw once, it tastes okay.

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Re: Crabs and Crabs!!

Post by dBs™ » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:51 am

According to a friend of mine ... it's tasty.
He will break off one big arm and release the crab back.
Cook it on the spot.
Never had the guts to try ... lol !


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Re: Crabs and Crabs!!

Post by gohyuheng » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:37 pm

I don't dare to break off the thunder crab pincer~! everytime catch than very scared to break it off leh, i scared pull too hard very pain for the crab, so in the end release. What is the proper way to do it leh?
I wanna catch a big fish~~~~

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Re: Crabs and Crabs!!

Post by Peace » Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:16 am

There's no way you can break off an arm without looking cruel, it is part of the crab afterall. Just break it and avoid getting snipped by it. And there's the always the argument how much pain they actually feel, if any. :whistle:

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Re: Crabs and Crabs!!

Post by law » Tue May 31, 2011 8:58 pm

hello bros! i have gone crabbing with my dad at sembawang jetty for about 3 times already.. damn fun to see the crabs land on the trap la. but so far all the flower crabs there are really small. anyone knows of a better place with bigger and more edible flower crabs? :)

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Re: Crabs and Crabs!!

Post by Peace » Tue May 31, 2011 10:17 pm

Hi law, welcome to HLF. :) The crabs caught at Sembawang is often small because traps are laid there daily, it's still pretty amazing that they're still in such high numbers despite the small size. For bigger crabs, you might probably want to check out the east side like Punggol end, Changi Kelong Walk or beach or even Ubin.

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Re: Crabs and Crabs!!

Post by law » Tue May 31, 2011 10:23 pm

Thanks Peace! we went to sembawang jetty cos we saw quite a few people there crabbing. punggol would be fantastic since i stay in hougang personally. but which part of punggol ah? the jetty? the last time i was there, there was quite a bit of construction and all!

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