Crab Pearl Information

by Jacob Lafler

Crab Pearl Information


I discovered a crab pearl when I was twelve years old and it fascinated me. It was pink in color and shaped like a drop. I took it to my uncle he told me I should see if it is worth anything. I was surprised to learn it was worth $176. I was thrilled. Since then I have studied crab pearls and found that they are extremely rare to find in good condition and in male crabs. Usually it is an egg that rubbed off of one crab and onto another. The crab's shell then builds up around it and it becomes like a tumor and eventually kills the unfortunate female. With males it is slightly different. The pearl is a grain of sand that gets stuck under the shell while the crab is relatively young. As the crab gets older calcium builds up around the grain of sand. But this does not kill the male and that is why you have a chance at finding one when eating crab. I myself have collected 37 crab pearls. They are beautiful. My favorite one has tints of blue green and purple in it. I hope this information helps. Please keep me posted on any new info out there about these rare finds. I am very interested.

Thank You,
Jacob Lafler

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Nov 05, 2016
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Crab pearl? NEW
by: Anonymous

Okay tonight me and my wife had some snow crab 11/4/16. While eating the leg meat I got out the whole meat in one piece. While eating the meat, I hit something hard. I pulled it out and it was round pretty big that looked like a pearl. Before researching I didn't think it was any way or form of a pearl. But looked like one. So showed my wife she bit into it for texture and realized it was hard but was softer than a pearl. We both found it strange. Me being me I always have to study things so I took a knife and cut it inot two. Isnide the middle was a brown soft like texture that could of been meat or something. I Tossed it in the trash. Really wish I didn't cut it and kept it to find our more. If it was a pearl then I'm sure the inside wouldn't look like that.

Not much on line about this. So if anyone knows more I would like to know. You can email me at guardianabove@hotmail.com

Please someone tell me some thing. If people want pictures of what it looks likes on the inside just let me know.

May 12, 2012
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Crab Pearls
by: PJ

Like the prize in a Jack in the Box, I found a Crab Pearl this evening while dinning at home with the family. At first I was more than a little surprised to find this 1/4 inch object inside my king crab legs. Wondering how rare and what value these little gems carry? Is there a market for these rare finds?

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