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Re: NFC: RE: crayfish tank

My guess is that different speices breed differently.

CEFCHURCH at aol_com wrote:
> In a message dated 4/1/00 4:57:51 PM US Central Standard Time,
> deano at leading_net writes:
> <<  The lay their eggs when the season is dry and the water levels lower, then
>  they burrow into the bank / bottom, and lay eggs.  The eggs hatch in the
>  hole (with water in it) and the babies come out when the water rises...
>  (standard formula for raising them is draining pond to low levels for
>  production.)  >>
> It was a few decades ago, but I caught crayfish with masses of eggs under
> their tail. Is what you describe different or did I just catch them prior to
> them entering their hole?
> Does the water have to rise to the level of the hole entrance? If so, do they
> have different holes for breeding?  Or is this dependent on the species of
> crayfish?
> The reason I ask this is that my parents live on high ground above a small
> stream.  The high ground has large numbers of crayfish hole entrances.  The
> ground is too high to flood though the soil is poor enough a heavy rain may
> build up in the clay and raise the water level temporarily.

Joshua L. Wiegert
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