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Old 05-09-2005, 08:06 PM   #1
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I need to catch a crab help!

Ok I need to catch my hitchhiker crab any suggestions here? I read somewhere something about a cup trick. I would appreciate any feedback here.

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Old 05-09-2005, 08:19 PM   #2
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The cup trick.... I've never had to use it but have read about it. You use a smooth sided tall glass, place some bait in the bottom of it and lean the glass against the rock where you think the crab it. The crab will go in to get the bait but can't crawl up the smooth side to get out. Good luck.
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Hey that sounds like it will work ok I'll give it a try.

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Well.....my snail has found his way to the food so far.

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lol Yeah, snails and any shrimp will find thier way in as well. Be patient. It may take a few tries.
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This process is driving my snails crazy, all of the have popped out of the sand.
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Gotta love the nassarius snails. They don't miss nothin.
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Also, you may have better luck after lights are out and things are calm. It just occured to me that I didn't mention that. The crab probably won't chance venturing out til dark.
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That's what I'm thinking too. My lights are off and it's dark here but I have a feeling that I won't catch him until the wee hours. If I catch him at all. I'll probably have a cup full of snails tomorrow. I thought I saw a glimpse of him on the rock I'm so tempted to take the rock out and flush him out but I have mushrooms on that rock.

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Yeah, don't want to go to that extreme unless as a last resort. Hopefully he'll be hungry tonight and you'll get him. Good luck.
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