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If you're a lobster lover, learn the lingo! Here are some examples:

Hen
A female lobster.
Bug
Slang for lobster.
Cull
A lobster missing one or both claws.
Pistol
A lobster missing both claws
 
For more lobster terminology, please visit Lobsterman's Page.

Lobsters can regenerate legs, claws, and antennae. In fact they can amputate their own claws and legs (autotomy) to escape danger. The term 'amputate' can be in the passive sense as well. I've seen a lobster spontaneously drop a claw for no apparent reason.

Lobsters may come in a variety of colors besides the usual blue-green, including blue, yellow, red, and white. Some even come in two colors, having half of their shell one color and the other half a totally different color. Of these only the white ones (true albinos) don't turn red when cooked.

Lobsters can regenerate legs, claws, and antennae. In fact they can amputate their own claws and legs (autonomy) to escape danger. The term 'amputate' can be in the passive sense as well. I've seen a lobster spontaneously drop a claw for no apparent reason.

Lobsters may come in a variety of colors besides the usual blue-green, including blue, yellow, red, and white. Some even come in two colors, having half of their shell one color and the other half a totally different color. Of these only the white ones (true albinos) don't turn red when cooked.

Do lobsters feel pain when you cook them?

The nervous system of a lobster is very simple – not unlike that of an insect. Neither insects nor lobsters have brains. For an organism to perceive pain it must have a more complex nervous system. Neurophysiologists tell us that lobsters, like insects, do not process pain.

How can you minimize the movement of a lobster when its placed in a cooking pot?

A few seconds after a lobster is dropped in boiling water it will begin to twitch its tail. The tail movement, which can continue for about one minute, is part of a reflex action found in lobster known as the escape response – it is a reflex action to any stimulus. We’ve found the most effective way is to minimize the lobster’s movement time is to chill/ice it before dropping it in water that has come to a rolling boil.

What is the white “goop” you find in the lobsters and the water after you cook them?

This is the hemolymph, often referred to as the blood of the lobster.

What is the red stuff you find inside along the tail of cooked lobster? Can you eat it?

This reddish “coral” as it is called is lobster roe or eggs. Some consider it a gourmet treat.

Do lobstermen fish all year?

Fishing regulations vary from state to state in the U.S., and district to district in Canada. In Maine, lobstermen can fish year round. However, lobsters are less active as water temperature drops. For more information, please visit The Lobster Institute.

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