Mud crabs or “alimango” in Filipino is considered one of the most important food from the sea. This is a lucrative business because of the taste that is why it commands a good the price in the market. A pregnant mud crab which has many eggs and crab fat or “aligue” are exported to other countries like Japan, China, HongKong and Taiwan. The Chinese believe that the mudcrabs have medicinal properties which can heal old and sick people.
Kinds of Mudcrabs
Not all of the mudcrab raisers know which kinds of mudcrabs are the best one to raise because they all look the same at a glance. But most of us are unaware that there is a very high quality and most expensive type of Scylla or giant mud crabs or king of crabs. There are four kinds: Scylla serrata, Scylla olivacea, Scylla traquebarica and Scylla paramamosain.
The Scylla serrata species are the favorite one of farmers because it is easy to raise and fatten. They grow faster than the rest. They weight as much as 1 kilogram each after six months. If the feeding is regular they will thrive in a pond with no problem and seldom you can see them dig burrows in the mud so the dikes will not be damaged.
The baby crabs or crab seeds are caught by fishermen by the sea side and they sell it to fishpond operators. Then the mud crabs are raised in brackish water. You can combine them along with milkfish if you are raising it too but never put mud crabs on the prawn pond because mud crabs will eat the prawns. It is important that you have a steady supply of mud crab seed to your crab farm.
Mud Crab Fattening
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Source: Dept. of Agriculture website – see original Tagalog version
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