Glad I'm not the only one who thinks they've found a crab pearl

by Matt
(Austin, TX)

I was enjoying some Alaskan king crab legs that I got from the local grocery store one night when I took a large morsel of crab meat and bit down on something extremely hard. It was quite large, larger than any of the descriptions I have seen on this site. It was about the size of small grape. I was horrified, I thought it was some kind of crab tumor/calcification. As I am a scientist by trade, I decided to investigate the object further. I cut it open with a pair of pliers and found a disturbing moist sponge-like interior structure. Has anyone else tried to open one as well? I tried to research the matter with little success, until I found this site. Can anyone provide a thorough explanation as to what these "crab pearls" really are?

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Crab Pearls.