Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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Mating Pair

Blue crabs can only mate when females are soft after a molt. A male will guard a female that is close to molting.


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FWC Facts:
Horseshoe crabs do not bite or sting. Despite the ferocious look of the tail, it is not used as a weapon, but to right themselves if they are flipped over by a wave.

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