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Old 03-13-2003, 08:42 AM   #1
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Food lobsters as pets

Now that I'm going to, but....

Is it possible to buy one of the comercial lobsters that you see for sale in the supermarkets and keep it as a wet pet? Has anyone on the board done that? What kind of tank set up would they require? I would imagine that they'd need a pretty godd chiller to start with.

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Old 03-13-2003, 11:43 AM   #2
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They'll eat your seahorses

Yeah you'd need a good chiller, they are a cool water animal to be sure.

Back in the day, we snagged a few oysters at an oyster-fest party, and kept them in our tank for a couple of years! Found a little crab too, and threw him in -- he loved to excavate under the rocks - it was a FO/Invert tank.

I'm sure there was a post about this kind of thing on one of the boards once...

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....you shop for livestock at the grocery store

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Old 03-13-2003, 02:44 PM   #3
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Yeah, and I guess if you get tired of it you can always throw it in a pot of boiling........oh my that sounds cruel!
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Old 03-13-2003, 03:54 PM   #4
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Redneck jokes in Ga.....my heavens...

Actually Jenn, did you get the thread about my sea ponies..?
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Cruel, but, oh so tasty....
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Didn't Homer try this on the Simpsons? Doh!

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Old 03-14-2003, 11:45 AM   #7
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if you are seriously interested, I may beable to get you some pretty good info.... my buddy's father is a big time lobsterman in maine, and my buddy is actually quiting his job in NYC to open a lobster distribution center, he has been researching holding tank requirements and suff for quite some time, let me know if you are seriously interested and I'll give him a call.....
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Old 03-14-2003, 03:07 PM   #8
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Why not a rock lobster from down South. Doesn't have the front claws but doesn't need a chiller either.

Also for a temperate tank you would either need a thinck plexi tank or a tank w/ double pane glass otherwise it will sweat.

I actually have modified a 10 gal to be a temperate tank. I installed extra panes of glass on the inside so that in the end it was a double pane tank. Didn't sweat.
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But it wasn't a rock.....It was a rock lobster...


Sorry couldn't help it.
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Serious, me? Nah - I appreciate the offer traip93, but don't go to any bother. I was just wondering if anyone on the board had brought home dinner, only to turn it into an pet, that's all.

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hahahaha......funny, I don't know home long I could let a maine lobster live in my house, they are too **** good.....although I have noticed the longer I have my salt water tank set up,the less I desire sea food......you think there is a connection?
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But it wasn't a rock.....It was a rock lobster...


Sorry couldn't help it.
ROCK LOBSTER!~~~~

Now I've got that b-52s tune stuck in my head -- thanks....
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