My lobster is missing a claw!

On occasion a lobster will drop its claw as a defense mechanism. This can happen in shipping and in the wild. Lobsters will battle other lobsters  over territorial rites.

A lobster with only one claw is called a cull. Culls are often a good deal at the local lobster pound.

It can take several molts for a lobster to grow back its claw.  If your lobster arrives alive it is fine to cook up the lobster and its dropped or broken off claw.

Category: Lobster Shipping and Delivery, Lobster Anatomy

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