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Little known facts about the Crayfish

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Call them what you want; crayfish, crawdads, mudbugs but, they are a major source of food in many southern states.

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Crayfish lay eggs that resemble caviar. Report Abuse
The female crayfish is in 'berry' when she is carrying her eggs. It is called 'berry' because the eggs look like little blackberries.
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Crayfish have compound eyes. Report Abuse
If their eye is damaged their bodies produce another one.
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crayfish can only walk forwards and can only swim backwards Report Abuse
because its a great fun facts for kids and adults
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Most crayfish live in fresh water lakes and rivers. Report Abuse
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Baby crayfish are called instars and they look exactly like adult crayfish. Report Abuse
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Some species of crayfish lay as many as 800 eggs at a time. Report Abuse
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Crayfish can move forward, backwards and sideways. Report Abuse
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and they can float
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The largest crayfish lives in Australia, it grows to be 16 inches long. Report Abuse
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Crayfish have 12 tiny mouth parts. Report Abuse
Some mouth parts are used to chew up food and other mouth parts move water of the gills so they can breathe.
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Crayfish have lots of predators Report Abuse
Raccoons, birds, larger fish, otters and frogs all dine on crayfish.
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Most species of crayfish live to be 2 or 3 years old. Report Abuse
Larger crayfish in the Southern United States can live to be 8 years old. The largest crayfish can live to be 20 years old.
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Louisiana alone produces around 55,000 tons of crayfish each year. Report Abuse
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Male crawfish have larger claws than females do. Report Abuse
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Snails are the favorite food of Crayfish Report Abuse
They eat everything on the snail, even the shell. Eating the snails shell makes their shell strong.
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Crawfish are part of a family of animals called Curstaceans. Report Abuse
Lobsters, crabs and shrimp are also crustaceans.
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Crayfish alway hide with their antennas and claws facing outward. Report Abuse
They are on the lookout for food and enemies.
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There are over 500 species of crayfish. Report Abuse
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Humans catch crayfish and use them for bait. Report Abuse
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Most eggs take two weeks to hatch. Report Abuse
Other species of crayfish eggs take 20 weeks to hatch.
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Crayfish are bottom feeders. Report Abuse
The keep rivers and lakes clean.
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Crayfish will eat almost anything. Report Abuse
They will eat insects, tadpoles and smaller fish.
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