Can crabs eat humans?

Chef's answer
The colossal strength of these crabs is enough to crush human bones and devour a corpse in a matter of minutes. The coconut crab might be intimidating, but human encroachment into its natural habitat means that it is classed as an endangered species.26 Nov 2018
Frequently asked Questions 🎓
Crabs can be killed by rapid destruction of both nerve centres by piercing both ganglia from the underside of the crab with a pointed spike (e.g. a thick, pointed pithing instrument, an awl or a sharp-pointed knife). Spiking must not be performed on lobsters because they have a long chain of nerve centres.18 Dec 2020
The most efficient and common way to humanely kill livestock is by a close range gunshot to the brain. Using a firearm can be dangerous, so the following points must be considered: Only properly trained and licensed people should use firearms.15 Nov 2019
Crabs can be killed by rapid destruction of both nerve centres by piercing both ganglia from the underside of the crab with a pointed spike (e.g. a thick, pointed pithing instrument, an awl or a sharp-pointed knife). Spiking must not be performed on lobsters because they have a long chain of nerve centres.
Your poop matters. Just one person's poop is enough to cause an outbreak. 1 gram of poop, about the weight of a fish hook, can contain millions of virus particles. It only takes 10-100 viruses to get sick.
Lobsters have always enjoyed a nasty reputation for cannibalism in captivity. When they're caught in traps, Oppenheim says, lobsters will eat those that have just molted and lost their hard shells. And, scientists have found fresh little lobsters inside the stomachs of adults.3 Dec 2012
Stunning the crustacean by chilling it in cold air or an ice slurry - saltwater or freshwater, according to the species - for at least 20 minutes. Once the lobster is stunned, it should be mechanically killed as quickly as possible, says the RSPCA, by splitting it along the longitudinal midline on its underside.11 Jan 2018
If you have worms, a GP will prescribe medicine to kill them. You take this for 1 to 3 days. The people you live with may also need to be treated.
A few more cooking questions 📍