Gary Lewis wrote:They are actually called 'yabbies'...and in some parts of Australia a larger species are marketed as Marron (http://www.wamarron.com/). They are a high income generating crop indeed!
I would like to try raising some native species in Maine for the gourmet restaurant market...
D. Klaer wrote:6 months late but yeah yabbies not 'yarbies'. Most here grow redclaw, marron or destructor in outdoor ponds. I spent some time on an ex redclaw farm (now a fish farm) so know a little if you had specific questions.
Miles Flansburg wrote:In Colorado and Wyoming I have harvested lots of crawfish from everyplace from ditches to giant reservoirs. I am wondering about the need for lots of oxygenation. Many of these waters were slow moving and murky. The crawfish lived in holes in the muddy banks or under rocky outcrops. When I was young I found one frozen in ice, solid, I thawed it out and it crawled away ! So it seems to me that they are pretty hardy and wouldn't need much special care.
James Landreth wrote:That's great to know. I'm hoping to set up a low tech system without any pumps. I'd like to set up a pond with lots of aquatic vegetation. I've also thought of collecting rainwater in a concrete cistern and then using gravity to allow it to fall during the summer to oxygenate the water. Thank you both. Bryant, I'll be sure to check out the website
Ken W Wilson wrote:This is pretty interesting. Can they live in an aquarium? Just to learn how to care for them. If I liked raising them, I would expand to a couple barrels. Can you raise many in a barrel? Would a garden pond work? I think only virile, northern crayfish are legal here.
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