Do lobsters really hold hands?

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asked Mar 3 in Other- Pets by peesalot (640 points)
Do lobsters really hold hands?

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answered Mar 6 by jacquecs (2,350 points)
Lobsters do really hold hands when they mate.

The lobsters that mate do hold hands or claws and if you watch a male and female lobster together in a tank then you can sometimes witness the lobsters holding hands or claws.

I've seen lobsters holding hands myself and it was an incredible sight.

A lobster does have the ability to take your finger off.

Lobsters are very strong and if you handle the lobster without gloves and the lobster can move it's arms and head around the lobster could use it's claws to pinch your finger and cut the finger off.

Lobsters are strong enough to take a kids or even adults finger off.

My brother once picked up a lobster when he was 18 while at a beach and the lobster did actually nearly severe his finger and thankfully he got emergency help.

The finger had to be sewn back on and he was in pain for quite awhile.

So never ever pick up a live lobster without gloves and you need gloves that cannot allow the lobsters claws to pinch through.

Or better yet avoid picking up the lobster when it's out in the wild.

Lobsters can do some serious damage when they want too so avoid touching them as they can and will harm you or take your fingers off.

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