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jasonak
11/11/2009, 09:14 PM
HI
I was wondering if anyone knew if the eye will grow back on a spiny blue lobster when it molts.They have one at the pet store missing a eye and was wondering if it would grow back before I bought it.
thanks

Chad Vossen
11/11/2009, 09:54 PM
nope, eyes are one of the few body parts that dont come back.

jasonak
11/11/2009, 10:06 PM
Hi
You know this from 1st hand experince?
thanks

barnabus's gimp
11/12/2009, 10:36 AM
I found this from melobster.com

Q: While visiting an aquarium in Maine, I was told that a lobster will grow an extra "smeller" when they lose an eye. Is this true?

A: If a lobster loses a claw or an eye, it is able to grow another, although the new one is usually smaller in size.

I have read that it may take a few molts and they eye will be smaller at first growing bigger with each additional molt.

LeslieH
11/15/2009, 02:13 AM
Crustaceans can regrow any missing appendages.