The exact number of crabs in a bushel depends on the size of the crabs, but a bushel of average-sized crabs is typically around six to seven dozen.
A bushel is a measure equal to 8 gallons. Thus, a bushel of crabs is the number of crabs that fit in an 8-gallon container. The size of crabs changes depending on the time of year, with larger crabs being present in warmer months. "Heavy" crabs that are near the end of their molting cycle take up the same amount of room in the bushel, but they contain much more meat and much less water.Learn More
Hermit crabs kept as pets can easily live for over 10 years if cared for properly. One crab owner, Carol Ormes of Ft. Myers, Florida, kept a pair of crabs that lived to be over 30 years old.Full Answer >
Hermit crabs mate when the male hermit crab places his reproductive organ, the spermatophore, into the female hermit crab's reproductive openings, the gonopores. It can be somewhat difficult to determine the sex of hermit crabs.Full Answer >
At each stage of life, blue crabs are susceptible to a different class of predator, though their most consistent predator is the human being. During the larval stage, blue crabs' most common predators include small species of fish and jellyfish. In their adult, developed stage, larger fish, birds and even many species of mammals will prey on blue crabs.Full Answer >
Fiddler crabs, like other members of the subphylum Crustacea, produce eggs as the means of reproduction. During courtship, the large claw of the male fiddler crab is used to attract the female. Females choose males that have the largest claws, and they lay their eggs in the male's burrow.Full Answer >