How old do lobsters get?
Generally Lobsters live to about 40 or 50 years. Lobsters living to the age of 100 is not uncommon. George the lobster (20 lbs) has been recorded at 140 years old. Guinness book of world records measured a lobster at 44.4 pounds which could have been far older.
It takes approximately seven years (depending on the water temperature) for a lobster to grow to legal harvesting size (1-1 1/4 lb.). After that, a lobster will grow about 1 pound for every 3 years.
It is interesting to note that lobsters show no real signs of aging, other than growing. They actually can reproduce and stay fertile continuously! Since the lobster gains weight as it ages it becomes more and more difficult for it to stay alive.
The secret lies in their telomeres.
Telomeres are found at the end of chromosomes for all living creatures. As we age and cells divide, the telomeres shorten because the polymerase cuts data off the end. And eventually it cuts into important data leading to cell failure. Either lobsters telomeres are much longer, taking a much longer time to shorten, or the polymerase does not trim the telomeres. Allowing them to 'maintain their youth' indefinitely.
Professor Jelle Atema of Boston University, who has studied lobsters for decades, wants to test the animal's limits. Right now, he has a 15-pound lobster living in a cage, free from predators and pathogens. Even in these idyllic conditions, it will be years before Professor Atema's lobster approaches any records.
New ways have been found to measure the age of a lobster by analyzing its brain. Scientists found that growth (Molting) rings could be found in the eyestalk - a stalk connected to the body with an eyeball on the end - of lobsters, crabs and shrimp. Estimating age would be a matter of estimating how often molting happens, and counting the rings.
Lobsters typically don't eat their own young, but they will eat baby lobsters from other parents. Lobsters often eat their old shell.
Yes, of course they can.
Lobsters can live up to 100 years old.
Because every year as lobsters grow they have to shed their shell and grow a new one. The soft shell lobster's are aka "new shell" lobsters, and they haven't had time to toughen up their shell. Hard shell lobsters are aka "old shells" because they shedded a long time ago, and their shell has had almost a year to harden up.
No lobsters are lobsters and crabs are crabs
Yes they most certainly do. Only lobsters in the northern Atlantic have claws (clawed lobsters). Tropical lobsters do not have claws (spiny lobsters).
Not all lobsters have claws. Lobsters prefer live food. Lobsters can grow to over 3 feet. Lobsters can live a long time
Crabs and Lobsters have a few things similar to each other. For instance, · Crabs and lobsters are seafood. · Crabs and lobsters live underground. · Crabs and lobsters have shells. · Crabs and lobsters have claws. · Crabs and lobsters live in oceans. · Crabs and lobsters are omnivores. · Crabs and lobsters come from the society of Animalia.
Red lobsters are one of them, the other being the green lobsters
Insects and lobsters are arthropods. Lobsters are crustaceans, which are like pill bugs, crabs, shrimp, and lobsters and Insects are a class in arthropods.
No, lobsters are crustaceans.
Lobsters have no brain and are not capable of feeling pain, lobsters are considered insects.
No it does not appear that Lobsters live in the Nile. Lobsters tend to live at the bottom of the ocean.
No, they are not. Lobsters are Decapod crustaceans.
Lobsters have gills.
Lobsters are not decomposers. They are consumers.
Lobsters are in the group of Arthropods.
Lobsters are invertebrates. Clawed lobsters compose a family (Nephropidae, sometimes also Homaridae) of large marine crustaceans. Lobsters do not have an internal skeleton or a backbone.
Some do, yes. Spiny lobsters are well known for their long migrations, which they do as a long line of lobsters.
Lobsters don't run. If you think about that question and ask yourself " Do lobsters jog?" ,then, ofcourse the answer would be 'NO'.
do lobsters have back bones
The answer is no the lobsters can are not threatened.
Lobsters are poisonous if boiled after death.
No, Lobsters are marine crustaceans and do not fly.
Yes, lobsters are eukaryotic organisms.
Are lobsters related to cockroaches?
No, lobsters do not eat coral
Lobsters that live in the land of Oz.
Based on the descriptions of lobsters seen by fishermen during Colonial times, lobsters of that period sometimes lived to be approximately 150 years old. Not surprisingly, when the lobster industry began during the 1800's, the life expectancy of lobsters decreased. As a result, the oldest lobster on record lived to the age of 100 years, and weighed about 43 pounds.
You should only steam live lobsters. Dead, uncooked lobsters are not safe to cook and eat.
There are many different kind of lobsters around the world. The color of lobsters is dependent on where they live and what they eat. Lobsters can be blue, red, yellow, yellow calico, two-toned, and black.
American lobsters do not live in groups per say. American Lobsters live the single life but it is possible that a large number of single lobsters reside in the same area.
lobsters live in all oceans
Yes lobsters are invertebrates, as are all Arthopods.
yes lobsters do lay eggs?
yes. all lobsters have claws
Lobsters are invertebrates, as in they have no back bone.
Spiny Lobsters eat Manatee
No, lobsters are invertebrates as they do not have an internal skeleton or a backbone.
Lobsters' teeth are located in their stomach!
Lobsters fight by grabbing and tearing with their claws.
No, lobsters are crustaceans. But, they ARE arthropods, like bugs.
lobsters live in sea
there are about 1,000,000,000 lobsters in the world ......A.C
Lobsters and crabs are both crustaceans.
lobsters physical chacteristics is they sleep
no lobsters cannot do body slam
No, most Lobsters live in the ocean.
There are no clawed lobsters in the Pacific Ocean, but spiny lobsters can be found there. As for why there are no clawed lobsters in the Pacific, there is no consensus that I know of on why this is the case. It is almost surely related to the evolutionary history of clawed lobsters. Perhaps clawed lobsters evolved in the northern Atlantic originally, and because they were isolated from the northern Pacific by the North American… Read More
yes the Lobsters Exoskeleton (Shell) is its skin.