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    My last overnight soak only yielded about a hundred shrimp. I went to smoke half of them and discovered about 10 of them were very mushy/grainy and basically crumbled in my hands. I always purge mine overboard in a big nylon laundry bag..then pop the heads and right on the ice. It's common to have a couple duds but 20% seems high to me. Anyone else notice this or did I just get unlucky?

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    I flush the whole shrimp numerous times, then I remove the heads and flush the tails numerous times, then on to the ice. If you find a slimy dark or black gooey film then you need to flush more. Shrimp blood is clear so the more you flush, especially after removing the head, the better.
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      Were they medium sized?

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        later in the season the more you'll see them. I think has has something to do with them gender bending !
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Daveinthebush View Post
          Were they medium sized?
          Actually, yes. The "crumblers" were average size. The jumbos and smalls were firm.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by potbuilder View Post
            later in the season the more you'll see them. I think has has something to do with them gender bending !
            Probably right....1st time for me seeing that much defect in a small sample, though.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Garyak View Post
              Actually, yes. The "crumblers" were average size. The jumbos and smalls were firm.
              Just wondering if maybe those are going thru their sex change. All shrimp start out as male and at 2-3 years old change to female. I wonder if "the change" has anything to do with it.:rolleyes: I know the change certainly affects people.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Garyak View Post
                Probably right....1st time for me seeing that much defect in a small sample, though.
                Must of set next to the right hangout/club !
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