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#1 centrarchid

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 02:48 PM

Pink Claw / Papershell / Calico Crayfish Orconectes immunis.


Female form I in berry.






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#2 MtFallsTodd

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 09:12 PM

Interesting looking crayfish. Looks like a nice manageable size to keep in an aquarium.
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#3 centrarchid

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 07:15 AM

She is on the lower end of adult size range likely in first year as adult.  They can get up to near 4".  I will rear some of her young up next year where capacity for growth will be demonstrated.  



Best eating of crayfish I have access to, and among prettiest.

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#4 gerald

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 11:26 AM

Here's a related small-ish species from Tar River NC:  O.carolinensis.  Can't comment on taste; it's a rare endemic.


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#5 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 06:42 PM

I have only eaten store bought P. clarkii and wild caught O. rusticus and O. virilis. The wild caught species were much better. I assume it has more to do with freshness in my case, but I suppose certain species could be more palatable than others. Also, I didn't Cajun them up, treated them more like lobster. Steamed and served with drawn butter.


That is a handsome crayfish Gerald.

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#6 lilyea

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 08:45 PM

Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures!  Like many others, my first aquatic adventures in nature as a young kid was collecting crayfish in a local creek.

#7 Fleendar the Magnificent

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 06:32 PM

Here's one of my rusty crayfish perched on a large shell. These are local river craws.

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