Use stone dinosaur gates to trap it next to a bank or cliff. Build a catapult on high ground and hit it in the body with boulders. Be careful not to hit it anywhere else as a couple misses will kill it before it downs.
Pretty easy to tame. Trap it in a circular form of stone Dino gates, place catapult low if catapult is high the crab will die. Then shoot it with a catapult. Cannons insta kill the crab, do not use cannons up/vo/te so people can see
I just figured out that rocket launchers deal torpor to the karkinos, much like the rock golems, but they die a bit more quicker since they don't have much health and rocket launchers deal a lot of damage.
I understand that all the previous tips submitted were useful, but just in case it was not clear, hit the TOP OF THE CRAB, it will have a special animation if you hit it in the correct spot, and will take only a small amount of boulders to tame, even a high level. (Irrelevant with Cannons)
Put a catapult on a paracer, bring a high health turtle (carbomemys), whistle attack with the turtle and when the crab hits it put it in passive so you can easily aim and hit him on the body. No weird engineering needed.