Male vs Female Emerald Crabs. Unlike female blue crabs, there is no easy way to distinguish the sexual maturity of the male. They typically range from 5 ½ – 6 ¼ inches. Male vs Female hermit crab. You can identify the male crabs by the bluish color on the tip of the claws. Is this true? More simply, the bottom of a female crab … I prefer dungeness over blue, they have more meat in the claws, leg, and body. Male Blue Crabs vs. Male blue crabs also called “Jimmies,” have bright blue claws. Thread starter Jmas4; Start date Nov 15, 2018; Tagged users None Nov 15, 2018 #1 Jmas4 Well-Known Member View Badges. They are easily identified by their blue claws and inverted t-shaped apron which resembles the Washington Monument. Micheal W has the right idea on how to eat blue crab. Colossal crabs measure 6 1/2 inches or more across. Male crabs, also known as "jimmies" come in four sizes. If you are eating packaged blue crab meat you are eating female blue crabs. Female blue crabs also called “Sooks,” have red tips on their claws (like the red painted nails of female humans). You can also identify the male crabs by looking at the bottom side or belly of the crab. It is also believed that a male hermit crab has hairy legs, which is most noticeable on the 5th pair of legs. Female Blue Crabs. Large are 5 1/2 to 6 inches and medium crabs are 5 to 5 1/2 inches across. Male hermit crabs don’t have legs on their abdomen. #1 Male. Male blue crabs are prized for picking. The larger the crab is, … Joined Nov 8, 2015 Messages 797 Reaction score 403. I heard female emerald crabs are smaller and less prone to attacking fish and eating coral. This is also where the male reproductive organ is located. Jumbo crabs measure from 6 to 6 1/2 inches across. Only male dungeness are allowed to be sold. Being able to tell your male crabs from your female crabs can come in handy. However, upon close inspection, you will note that the apron of the adolescent male is tightly sealed to his body whereas the adult male is free to open his apron (like the mature female, the male … Jumbo. Female crabs sold in asian markets are stone crabs. The only benefit of females is they have roe (eggs). The red tips, of course, blend in with the overall color of the crab once it has been cooked, or steamed. The #1 Male crab, also known as a “Jimmy”, are typically the most sought after type of crab. The difficulty of determining the gender of a crab can range from quite easy to moderately challenging, depending on the type of crabs you are trying to sex. Small crabs measure 4 1/2 to 5 inches across and are usually mature females, called "sooks." Female Crabs: A mature (adult) female blue crab, known as a "Sook," is identified with an inverted "U" or bell-shaped apron and red-tipped claws. 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