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.
No lobsters are lobsters and crabs are crabs
Not all lobsters have claws. Lobsters prefer live food. Lobsters can grow to over 3 feet. Lobsters can live a long time
Yes they most certainly do. Only lobsters in the northern Atlantic have claws (clawed lobsters). Tropical lobsters do not have claws (spiny lobsters).
Lobsters can live up to 100 years old.
No, lobsters are crustaceans.
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
No, they are not. Lobsters are Decapod crustaceans.
Lobsters have gills.
Lobsters are in the group of Arthropods.
Lobsters are not decomposers. They are consumers.
Insects and lobsters are arthropods. Lobsters are crustaceans, which are like pill bugs, crabs, shrimp, and lobsters and Insects are a class in arthropods.
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.
do lobsters have back bones
Lobsters are poisonous if boiled after death.
Are lobsters related to cockroaches?
The answer is no the lobsters can are not threatened.
Yes, lobsters are eukaryotic organisms.
Lobsters that live in the land of Oz.
No, lobsters do not eat coral
No, Lobsters are marine crustaceans and do not fly.
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