Asked by: Diago Raja
asked in category: General Last Updated: 4th April, 2020

How do you hold a crab without getting pinched?

Put your thumb and one finger either side of the crab's shell, just below the base of the pincer legs. When you have a good grip 'under the armpits', you can pick the crab up without being pinched. If you're picking up a large crab, you'll need a hand each side. Hold a crab under the armpits of its pincer legs.

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Then, can a crab take your finger off?

A human (say a mobster) with pincers or shears has to bear down almost as hard as he/she can to be able to cut off your finger, it is NOT easy to cut through bone and ligaments in your fingers and toes. A crab just does NOT have that type of force within its arms to be able to generate close to that amount of force.

One may also ask, how do you get a crab to let go of you? But, the most efficient method of getting the crab to release is to simply put him back in the water. Once the crab is back in water, he'll immediately release his grip and swim away. If you have a friend nearby, you might be able to dip-net the crab once he's free.

Then, what happens if you get pinched by a crab?

People are at risk to develop blood poisoning or necrotizing fasciitis -- ghoulishly known as flesh eating bacteria -- if bacteria enters a wound from some seafood or seawater. In the rare chance a pinch does break the skin, or you get a cut on a sharp shell, thoroughly wash the wound.

How do you treat a pinch on a crab?

Use sterile tweezers to remove any spines that are visible in the wound. If the spines have penetrated deep into your skin, a doctor may need to remove them. Soaking the affected body part in hot water helps to relieve pain. Use water that is as hot as you can tolerate.

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