CrustaStun To Zap Your Lobsters

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As Humane as this Zapper is, it will be worthless when the depleted oceans are empty!

It seems that just killing a lobster (or any kind of shellfish for that matter) to eat isn’t enough; some people might want to make sure that it’s killed in a humane way, though “humane” might not be the best word to apply to a shellfish. Enter the CrustaStun system, which kills shellfish with an electric charge, so the crustacean feels “no pain or distress”.

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Crabs Feel Pain and Remember It


Not so good news for crustacean lovers.  According to a research from Queen’s University Belfast researchers, crabs not only feel pain, but also remember it.  Professor Bob Elwood and Mirjam Appel, whose study was published in the journal Animal Behavior,  used electric shocks on hermit crabs to determine their response to unpleasant external stimuli.

Wires were attached to shells to deliver the small shocks to the abdomen of the some of the crabs within the shells.The only crabs to get out of their shells were those which had received shocks, indicating that the experience is unpleasant for them. This shows that central neuronal processing occurs rather than the response merely being a reflex.

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