Live Hard Crabs
When you order live Maryland crabs online from Crab Dynasty, they are caught fresh from the Chesapeake Bay and brought into our docks to be immediately shipped for ultimate freshness. Each hard crab is inspected and selected to ensure only the highest grade of live Maryland Blue crabs shipped. We package each order of live crabs in a special freshness container.
*Please note that the average mortality rate is approximately 10-15% when ordering live Maryland crabs. If this is a concern, then we recommend that you order steamed crabs instead.*
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Standard Male Blue Crabs
Standard crabs are approx. 5" to 5½" in size.
Large Male Blue Crabs
Large crabs approx. 5½" to 6" in size.
Jumbo Male Blue Crabs
Jumbo hard crabs approx. 6" to 6¾" in size.
Colossal Male Blue Crabs
Colossal hard crabs approx. 6¾" or greater in size
Standard Female Blue Crab
Standard Female crab are not graded by size.
Large Female Blue Crab
Large female crab approx. 5" to 5-3/4" in size.
Jumbo Female Blue Crab
Jumbo Female hard crab approx. 5¾" in & up.
"Our last order of Maryland crabs were the best I ever had. They were also very tasty and heavy as I requested. My wife also loved them. Thank you Crab Dynasty!" -Jimmy of Naples, FL
"We ordered three bushels of MD crab and they were excellent! We steamed them just before our gathering and it was a big hit. We followed the Crab Dynasty "How to Steam Crabs" instructions and then seasoned with Old Bay. They came out perfect!" - Guinevere of Chicago, IL
"Thanks for making our gathering a party! The Jumbos were so meaty and delicious. Will definitely be ordering again." - Sam of Stamford, CT
How many crabs in a bushel?
APPROXIMATE CRABS IN A BUSHEL
84 – 96 crabs
72 – 84 crabs
60 – 72 crabs
6.75 inches or greater
48 – 60 crabs
We do everything that we can to package your live MD crabs in containers that will help to keep them alive as long as possible. Unfortunately, some of the crabs don't always make it due to environmental factors such as outdoor temperature, handling of the courier, etc. Upon receiving your order, only consume the live crabs and discard any that are no longer moving. We recommend that you order our steamed crabs to ensure 100% edibility when your crabs are delivered.