Re: NANFA-- Spawning Dwarf Crayfish
Mon, 22 Jan 2001 15:04:26 EST

Travis & others interested,
I have been raising dwarf crayfish for over 20 years now and just found out in the last year one of the keys to spawning dwarf crayfish. We moved out of our old house and into our new house on the same acreage. Well, because no one lived in the old house, the lights were seldom turned on, thus the house remained light & dark according to the natural daylight hours which as it turns out was much less than they had been getting when we lived in the house as they were housed in our dining/living room area. I had the poorest spawning results last year of any of the years I raised dwarfs. This winter, I had left the lights on in one of my 55 gallon aquariums that remained in the old house. You guessed it, the dwarfs in that aquarium have been spawning thru the winter. Their cycle is close to the 6 weeks that Ray Wolff mentioned in his post. Soooo... I'd say keeping the lights on 14 to 16 hours a day will induce spawning in dwarfs.

Hope this helps.

Bruce Scott
Meridian, Idaho

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