Soft Back Crab - Box of 50

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Soft Back Crabs - Box of 50

The common shore crab is the crab most often collected during the peeling season as either Peelers or Softbacks for use as bait.

Peeler Crabs are crabs that are under going a moult, all crabs have an annual moult of their shell to allow for growth, and many crabs moult more than once per year. The crabs cast off the old shell and a new one is already forming underneath, the crabs body then grows into the size of the new shell. A crab that has just shed it’s shell is known as a soft back crab.

Collected locally daily.

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