This item is priced per pound, 1 QTY = 1 Bushel

PLEASE NOTE: This an "ORDER ITEM ONLY." NC Live Blue Crabs arrives in market on Fridays. Please have your orders in by Wednesday 5 pm weekly for Friday morning delivery/pickup. This item is for in store pickup and or local delivery ONLY! This item is not available for shipment by air cargo.


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This order typically arrives in market on Fridays. We highly recommend picking this item up as soon as it arrives in market. Due to the survival of the crabs, picking up on a later date will possibly limit the amount of lively crabs you'll received.

A bushel of NC Live Blue Crabs # 3 She Crabs/Female Crabs are typically measured by 8 gallons. Thus, a bushel of crabs is the number of crabs that fit in an 8-gallon container. The sizes of crab varies depending on the time of year. Larger crabs will be seen in warmer months. "Heavy" crabs that are near the end of their molting cycle are more meatier and holds much less water.

#1 Jimmies (male crabs) consist of Colossal and Jumbo Crabs
#2 Jimmies (male crabs) consist of Medium and Large Crabs
#3 Females consist of small and medium crabs

Chart below shows count per bushel.

SIZE CRAB DIMENSIONS CRABS PER BUSHEL DOZENS PER BUSHEL Small 4-5 inches (10-13 cm) 96 – 108 crabs 8 – 9 dozen Medium 5-5.5 inches (13-14 cm) 84 – 96 crabs 7 – 8 dozen Large 5.5-6 inches (14-15 cm) 72 – 84 crabs 6 – 7 dozen Jumbo 6-6.5 inches (15-16.5 cm) 60 – 72 crabs 5 – 6 dozen Colossal 6+ inches (16.5+ cm) 48 – 60 crabs <5 dozen

#3 Females Whole Bushel NC Live Blue Crabs (PLACE ORDER)


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