Re: NANFA-- MA Collecting Trip
Sun, 2 Jul 2000 01:50:02 EDT

In a message dated 7/2/00 1:41:21 AM Eastern Daylight Time,

<< As far as your question regarding crabs in freshwater, I don't believe
there are any in North America. I only know of those species that can
tolerate low salinity, such as Spider Crabs, Blue Crabs (Callinectes
sapidus), The Mud Crabs (Neopanopeus, Panopeus) and the Fiddlers (Uca
sp.). Maybe some one else on list can answer that question. >>

I have a fiddler crab that i keep in total freshwater. It's really hard well
water that always leaves a white crust all over everything that is in contact
with often. I also read on the NFC email list archives that a guy on that
list kept blue crabs in total freshwater. It would be interesting to find out
whether or not spider crabs could tolerate it.

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