Tag: Lobster

A Taste of Lobster History

A Taste of Lobster History

As the 4th of July fast approaches us, many people have their gatherings all planned out for the celebration of Independence Day. For many, this may include spending quality time outside with friends and family!

The Life of the Mother Lobster

The Life of the Mother Lobster

Lobster-Photo-by-Meredith
male & female lobster difference

When most people see a lobster, they don’t know if it is a male or female unless they’re lobster experts or simply familiar with how to distinguish between the two. There are a few noticeable differences from a female Lobster to a male lobster.

A female lobsters tail is larger than a males because the female must carry all of the eggs, which believe it or not, can sometimes be up-to 100,000 eggs if the female lobster is around 8-10lbs! On average a female lobster carries roughly 7,500-10,000 eggs. Another way to distinguish between the two is look under the tail where the feeders are located. A females feeders are soft and crossed where a males feeders are hard and touched together facing forward.

When a female lobster is born, it takes about a full year for the lobster to grow into its “adult” size. Once a female lobster has reached its adult size, it begins the process of finding a mate. Finding a male lobster to mate with is very different than how your mom may have met your dad or vice versa. Although, that would be a very interesting connection between humans and lobsters if that was the case.

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