National Geographic : 1946 Apr
The Maine American and the American Lobster 539 The Average Female Lobster May Carry 10,000 to 35,000 Eggs Under Her Tail Deposited in a body secretion which hardens quickly and acts as a cement, these tiny eggs weather many hazards. They are carried for 10 or 11 months before hatching. The young emerge usually in July. When a fisherman captures an egg-bearing female, he sells it to the rearing station at Boothbay Harbor at the pound price.