Self Cloning Crayfish (update 1)

Posted on December 3, 2008 by Ryan Curtis There have been 2 comment(s)

Self Cloning Crayfish are normally very charismatic and outgoing. They spend a lot of time foraging and will often times react to an aquarist coming near the aquarium with what I call a two-claw salute (they raise their claws up in a defensive position). But, when the Self Cloning Crayfish becomes berried, she becomes a recluse.

It is difficult to keep a close eye on my berried female because she spends most of her time hidden in the caves and pvc pipe that I have provided for her. Today I caught a quick glimpse (not long enough to get a picture) of her and her babies. She has quite a bit of baby crayfish hanging on her tail.

They have hatched and are sticking with her. I have read that they will continue to stick with the adult female for anywhere from a few days to a few weeks.

I will keep as close of an eye on them as possible and update as often as possible!

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2 Responses to Self Cloning Crayfish (update 1)

  • Sandy
    Sandy says:

    So glad to hear your comments. We thought our cray was dead until we tried to dump out the "body" and found her clinging to the pleco cave. She has since moved to a different cave and barricaded the entrance with anything she could find, coming out only at night when we do not see her. I don't know if she is eating.

    Posted on August 6, 2012 at 5:19 pm

  • Brad-Owner

    Sandy...try to snap a photo of her and I will post it for everyone. Keep us updated!

    Posted on August 9, 2012 at 9:45 pm