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Crustaceans vol. 1, The American Lobster

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  • Your correspondent is publicly demonstrative of his fondness for crustaceans, citing the species survival mechanisms as informative to evolving and sustaining business relationships.
  • apx. 25-50 cm sq. (claws extended)
  • American lobster (homarus americanus)
  • The American lobster (1) has evolved an enviable hard shell; obvious parallels are drawn. She also possesses Zenlike coping mechanisms. Over the course of her life (as long as 100 years), she will frequently molt and regenerate her shell and neuromusculatory system. In a pinch, should a claw (2) come away (and it will with little argument), it will grow back anew. The lobster is impervious to injury not because of her armor but because she is unafraid to shed it.

  • 1. Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
    Carbohydrates 0 g
    Sugars 0 g
    Dietary fibre 0 g

    Fat 0.59 gsaturated 0.107g
    monounsaturated 0.091 gpolyunsaturated 0.16 g

    Protein 20.5 g
    Thiamine (Vit. B1) 0 mg (0%)
    Riboflavin (Vit. B2) 4 mg (267%)
    Niacin (Vit. B3) 4 mg (27%)
    Pantothenic acid (B5) 2 mg (40%)
    Vitamin B6 4 mg (308%)
    Folate (Vit. B9) 2 μg (1%)
    Vitamin C 0 mg (0%)
    Calcium 6 mg (1%)
    Iron 2 mg (16%)
    Magnesium 8 mg (2%)
    Phosphorus 15 mg (2%)
    Potassium 0 mg (0%)
    Zinc 15 mg (150%)
  • 2. The American lobster, although of the of the Decapoda order, belongs to the Nephropidae family of true clawed lobsters, as opposed to, for example, the tropical Palinuridae which comprises spiny lobsters that lack claws.

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