The Bottom Line: Fun facts about lobsters!
The Full Story:
- There are records of full-grown lobsters measuring three feet and weighing over 40 pounds.
- Out of 1,000 lobster eggs, only one live to grow and mature—that is a 0.1% chance!
- Lobsters have poor eyesight.The central nervous system of a lobster is most commonly compared to a grasshopper. Each has roughly the same sized brain.
- As lobsters grow, they molt (shell-shed) several times to form a new shell fitting the growing body size. Each molting process takes 2-4 weeks. For their first five to seven years they will molt up to 25 times a year.
- Lobsters are able to amputate any of their appendages. They can make them just drop off. No worries though, they can regenerate them as well.
- Lobsters cannot live in fresh water.
- Lobsters come with different colors; all turn red when cooked because all color dyes get destroyed while cooking except the red dye.
- Lobsters have a trait called “negligible senescence,” which means that they don’t lose reproductive capability or organ function as they age. This means that under controlled conditions lobsters could live virtually indefinitely.
- Lobster blood is colorless until exposed to air.