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Sitting here in Chincoteague eating some of the finest oysters in the world. Quite a few contain small crabs. Small (1/2"), live, soft, transparent with red internal organs visible. Sort of look like ticks. We've seen them before and picked them out but thought we'd check here since I just ate one.
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They are extremely poisonous and you are going to die. Get help NOW:eek2:doh:hysterical: I have seen them in oysters and clams. I guess they like crabs too. I just pick them out but no harm in eating them. YUK............Gary
 

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Hers some info. You'll be fine. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oyster_crab

Oyster crab
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Oyster crab

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Family: Pinnotheridae
Genus: Zaops
Species: Z. ostreus
Binomial name
Zaops ostreus
(Say, 1817) [1][2]
Synonyms
Pinnotheres ostreum Say, 1817

The oyster crab, Zaops ostreus, is a small, whitish or translucent crab in the family Pinnotheridae. It is less than half an inch across, and lives inside the gills of an oyster or a clam.[3] It uses the oyster for protection and lives on the food that the oyster gets for itself. It is found in oysters in the North Atlantic Ocean.[3] The crabs are eaten as a delicacy.[4]
 

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I've eaten them raw since I was a kid. They don't have much taste, but they certainly won't hurt ya.
 

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Something is just not right is it?
 

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I found with those 1/2 inch oyster crabs that it takes a heckuva long time to get a bushel. Instead of a snood-line, I use a spool of thread and bait it with fleas.
 
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