TIL shrimp farmers deliberately blind female shrimp, to stimulate egg production

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  1. TL;DR a hormone made in the eyestalk is needed to mature the ovaries. Which will happen after the cut in 3 to 10 days. Plus the newly dim lighting help set the mood. Side note it’s been observed Tiger prawns regenerate eyesight in 6 months.

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