Live Blue Crabs
Crabs have a few natural escape mechanism and one of it is autotomy which allows it to remove a limb in order to escape. They are willing to sacrifice a limb to free itself. Therefore, when placed in a pot full of crabs, their instinct is to drop its claw to escape. To avoid losing a crab leg, you can immerse it in ice-water for several minutes before cooking so the crab could be in a dormant or “sleeping” state. Another option is to poke a sharp object into the crab’s “head”, in the shell underneath the mouth, to instantly kill it before cooking.
Price: $6.50/half dozen or $12.00/dozen