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iv got some peeler crab but some are still hard and are not so easy to peel and make a mess when i do peel them, iv got them in a few mm of sea water in the fridge in a cat litter tray is there anything i can do to try make the crab pop there shell off abit by there self as some are real easy to peel while others are hard and make a mess?
 

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first off i would suggest just covering the litter trays with a wet rag tea towels r ideal for this, when you want to bring the crab on to pop give them a good drink of water in a tank or bucket for a few hours make sure its fresh sea water, and keep them out of fridge in a shed or something, this will speed up the popping process, it really isnt worth trying to peel the ones that are not ready as they are not as good bait as the ones that are starting to pop.
I tend to keep 25 to 30 crab in atray and give them agood drink every 3 or 4 days and then move the poppers to a seperate tray and keep them covered with a rag and cool to slow down process ready for the weekend etc

everyone has their own methods but I hope this helps a little mate
 

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nice one mate sounds good to me iv took them out the fridge now there sitting in the kitchen at the min il go take them over to the shed soon when iv made some room. cheers for the help
 

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be carefull putting them in the shed.
i had 20 in the fridge a while back and took them out the day before a comp to get them to pop. left them in the timber garden shed with the lid on the tray but just covering it, not sealed. i went out to check on them about 8 hours later and had a big container full of dead, almost cooked crabs. it was a very warm sunny day tho.
now i put them in the kitchen up on the cupboads where the wife cant see them if its very warm outside.
 
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