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Re: NFC: RE: crayfish tank

When crayfish are carrying their eggs they are said to be "in berry" they
will carry them until they hatch this way.  The female crayfish cannot use
her tail to swim, so they don't generally venture far from their "home"

As far as I know all crayfish have similar breeding habits.

-Christian Reynolds
----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Sachs" <deano at leading_net>
To: <nfc at actwin_com>
Sent: Saturday, April 01, 2000 9:59 PM
Subject: RE: NFC: RE: crayfish tank

> I don't know about all the species of crayfish :)  But, I'd imagine those
> you describe would either have a second entrance to the water, or migrate
> out (crayfish - Procambarus clarki) which they do regularly from pond to
> pond.  The babies are hatched in the hole, and allowed to mature... then
> they come out.  So, a female would not necessarily go in the hole until
> eggs are ready to hatch.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-nfc at actwin_com [mailto:owner-nfc at actwin_com]On Behalf Of
> CEFCHURCH at aol_com
> Sent: Saturday, April 01, 2000 7:48 PM
> To: nfc at actwin_com
> Subject: Re: NFC: RE: crayfish tank
> 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
> 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.
> ground is too high to flood though the soil is poor enough a heavy rain
> build up in the clay and raise the water level temporarily.

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