Because crabs have their bones on the outside, they have to shed their shell in order to grow. (Don't we all?) So they crack them open across the back and exit them in reverse, emerging with a new, slightly larger shell that will harden over several days. Did I comb the beach for all these thumbs? Heck, yes! But I also trapped, euthanized, boiled, and consumed some of the hapless donors myself, and I enjoyed every minute of it. Perhaps my zeal for crabmeat was fueled by an unfortunate incident resulting in a pinched, bleeding, painful, hideously scarred finger on Yours Truly. But I'm not bitter . . .
The perfect gift for the crustaceophiliac, June/July birthday person, incorrigable grouch in your life, grizzled fisherman, or as an outward sign of your cantankerous temperament. The length of this neckpiece works for large, medium and small humans, but if you need a particular length just let me know (no upcharge). Closes with a silver-plated toggle and loop.
Fifth photo shows this beauty on the job, worn by real live Mermaid Cydney. Isn't she gorgeous? Limited availability on this item as there are only so many crab thumbs available and when they're gone, they're gone, until next summer. Guaranteed to evoke comments, inquiries and dubious stares. Not recommended for those who wish to keep a low profile.
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