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#129834 07/01/04 03:09 AM
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OK OK - it was feeble. I felt that, because we were straying into aquaculture that the "tin of worms" reference was appropriate - in a bait context. Sigh.

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#129835 07/01/04 12:37 PM
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Growing up in Oregon, I learned them as "crawdads", so I'm not so sure about this regionalism theory...


#129836 07/01/04 01:23 PM
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Well we always called them crayfish. Lobsters are MUCH bigger. The crayfish in our lakes never grow to more than three or four inches - counting the extended forarms with the claws.

It'd take a whole slew of them to be able to make a meal, especially since you can only eat the tail an that is only an inch or so long. You better start peeling early in the day to feed a family of four.


#129837 07/01/04 01:35 PM
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What's the difference between lobster and langostine?


#129838 07/01/04 01:49 PM
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I think it is a different variety of the same type of beasty. Like Holsteins and Longhorns are different types of cattle.


#129839 07/01/04 02:29 PM
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in a bait context. Sigh.

wel, stalesy - they certainly rose to it


#129840 07/02/04 11:49 AM
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rose to it

I blush to think.


#129841 07/02/04 04:05 PM
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http://www.state.me.us/sos/kids/fyigames/cllobst.html
This is a chidrens' coloring book page but it shows a real lobster. When alive the shell is a mottled green and brown. When cooked the shell turns bright red.
They are delicious and are properly called Homerus Americanus - if I have the spelling correct - they are native to coast of Canada starting around Labrador, then down the northeast US from Maine to northern North Carolina but, naturally, I think the best ones are captured off the coast of New Hampshire! For more information than you want and answers to commonly asked questions :
http://www.maineaquarium.com/lobster.html


#129842 07/02/04 05:21 PM
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Crayfish don't live in fresh water ...


#129843 07/02/04 09:59 PM
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Why wouldn't freshwater crayfish live in fresh water? Do they--to earn their designation--just drink fresh water in little plastic bottles, say, after exercising?


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