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By Joachim Mayer; Friedrich Strauss; Renate Holzner

Discusses the care and cultivation of box vegetation overlaying such subject matters as planting, watering, fertilizing, plant choice, and plant arrangements.

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Any market that might develop would be limited in geographic range to the tropics and subtropics: Land crabs are commercially important in Puerto Rico and the Bahamas, but their unfamiliarity to consumers elsewhere would make marketing difficult. The hepatopancreas in the carapace (called the fat) is frequently more highly prized as a cooking ingredient than is the muscle tissue. REGIONS WHERE FARMED AND/OR RESEARCHED: South Florida, the Bahamas, and Puerto Rico. PREDATORS AND COMPETITORS: REFERENCES Feliciano, C.

Yang, W. , and G. E. Krantz. 1976. "Intensive" culture of the stone crab, Menippe mercenaria. University of Miami Sea Grant tech. bull. no. 35. Coral Gables, FL: Sea Grant Program, University of Miami. 50 SPECIES FOR HUMAN FOOD SCIENTIFIC AND COMMON NAMES: Also called the spiny crab, Caribbean king crab, or red spider crab. Mithrax spinosissimus, West Indian king crab DESCRWfION AND DISTINCTIVE CHARACTERISTICS: May reach 18 lb, with a shell length of 7 in. and a width of 2 ft across outstretched claws.

Biological Bulletin 123:207-23. 5 in. across the carapace) with powerful claws. The body is dark reddishbrown, spotted with gray, and about two-thirds as long as it is wide. The walking legs have red and yellow bands; claw ends are black. HABITAT RANGE: North Carolina through the Gulf of Mexico to Mexico; in shallow, nearshore water (10-60 ft deep). REPRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT: A mature female can produce as many as six million eggs in a spring-summer spawning season. She carries the egg masses on her abdomen like an apron for about two weeks, then migrates offshore to saltier water for hatching.

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