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thewarmth
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Live blue crabs
Can anyone tell me if they'll stay alive in a cooler on ice for 48 hours? Should I just freeze them?


Pirate0714
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re: Live blue crabs
Probably. Just make sure you drain the water and ice as needed.


rt3
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re: Live blue crabs
wait... this isn't a response thread to the Prop Stop thread?

nevermind... carry on


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GI_BOE
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re: Live blue crabs
Leave drain open and make sure they do not sit in water I put something in bottom to keep them out of the water or prop opposite side up


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OysterPoBoy
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re: Live blue crabs
That’s barbaric.


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stapuffmarshy
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re: Live blue crabs
quote:

blue crabs





Awww why dey got de sads?


Tarps99
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re: Live blue crabs
Ya’ll heard about the Viagra barge that flipped over in Lake Ponchatrain.


No more soft shell crabs.


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airlinehwypanhandler
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re: Live blue crabs
How much do they cost per pound where you plan on buying?


LetzGeaux
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re: Live blue crabs
Also see if you can put a burlap sack or something over them to keep the ice from touching them directly. That’s always worked for me. And as everyone said above keep drain open


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Oilfieldbiology
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re: Live blue crabs
Keep ice on them and aerate their water


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YatInTheHat
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re: Live blue crabs
I'm piggybacking this here instead of starting a new thread, how would I keep 2 sacks of crawfish alive for about 8-10 hours?


CrawDude
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re: Live blue crabs
Crabs - if they are freshly caught shouldn’t be an issue, on the other hand if they already been on ice or in a cooler for “x” number days and you don’t know what “x” is then it is questionable.


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Oilfieldbiology
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re: Live blue crabs
Store them literally anywhere other than underwater or direct sunlight


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CrawDude
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re: Live blue crabs
Crawfish - ice chest, ice on top of sacks, drain cock open to allow water to drain as ice melts, and keep the cooler in the shade at all times. Of course if you have a spare beer refrigerator that would be better, but then you’d probably know this.


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animalcracker
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re: Live blue crabs
quote:

Live blue crabs
quote:

How much do they cost per pound


keakar
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re: Live blue crabs
yes they will be fine as long as you let all the water drain out as ice melts. they go to sleep when cold but will drown if covered by water because they cant move their gills to breath and survive by breathing air.

at the camp we used to keep crabs in a refrigerator for a week until we had enough to boil, we only caught one or two each day in the trap under the pier


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keakar
Member since Jan 2017
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re: Live blue crabs
quote:

I'm piggybacking this here instead of starting a new thread, how would I keep 2 sacks of crawfish alive for about 8-10 hours?


for that you better use dry ice or boil ahead of time and then pack in cooler with some frozen water bottles


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roguetiger15
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re: Live blue crabs
Put a bag of ice on the bottom of the ice chest. Don’t take the ice out, just put the whole bag on the bottom. Then put a towel on top.put the crabs on top and you’ll be fine. They’ll go dormant and when you take them out and they start warming up they’ll get active again


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tgrbaitn08
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re: Live blue crabs
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Can anyone tell me if they'll stay alive in a cooler on ice for 48 hours


They should if they’re in a cooler.


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Tarps99
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re: Live blue crabs
quote:

Live blue crabs quote: How much do they cost per pound


Only a rookie or yankee buys blue crabs by the pound.

I usually buy them by the bushel or dozen.


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