Oyster/Sushi fans, did I miss out?
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    Oyster/Sushi fans, did I miss out?

    My wife and I are long-time sushi fans but only discovered or enjoyment for raw oysters a few years ago. Recently, we bought and shucked our own for the first time. I wish I took a photo but...

    The last one I shucked had a little tiny crab baby inside it. The crab was about the size of my thumb nail and translucent. I could see it's legs, teeny tiny claws, and red innards.

    My wife and I had the same reaction, "uh, should we eat the oyster AND the bonus crab, or?".

    We decided the whole thing was too weird and both went into the trash. What would you have done?

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    It's been three months since we've had a month with the letter 'R' in it, so I would've thrown 'em out too.

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    RID will solve your problem... or so I heard...

    Try Turducken next time!

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    People eat the crab.

    I did once.

    Not sure if it's hazing or they really like them.

    I didn't like it.

    They don't spoil the oyster. I pluck em off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ogre View Post
    It's been three months since we've had a month with the letter 'R' in it, so I would've thrown 'em out too.
    They probably have refrigerators where he lives.

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    I'd eat the oyster for sure.

    It's not a 'baby' crab by the way. It's called a pea crab and they live inside oysters and other bivalves. Not sure if they are technically parasites but that's pretty much what they are. They are harmless to the oyster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ogre View Post
    It's been three months since we've had a month with the letter 'R' in it, so I would've thrown 'em out too.
    Yes, eating fresh oysters in the summer is risky-not only because of all the fecal matter that oysters filter, but also because of pests like these small crabs.
    "L'enfer, c'est les autres"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Strongbow View Post
    I'd eat the oyster for sure.

    It's not a 'baby' crab by the way. It's called a pea crab and they live inside oysters and other bivalves. Not sure if they are technically parasites but that's pretty much what they are. They are harmless to the oyster.
    No way! I assumed a crab larvae got sucked into the oyster and started to grow. This is the second new thing I learned today!

    If it's harmless to the oyster it by definition NOT a parasite, BTW.

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    My wife referred to our kids as parasites while they were in the womb. I tried to explain the difference between "parasite" and "progeny" but it would only make her angry.

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