NANFA-- Wandering crayfish
Sat, 6 Mar 2004 09:07:47 EST

I just was surprised this morning when I went down in the basement to see a
crayfish crawling across the floor. He had picked up some dust and cobwebs on
the way and was pretty scary if you didn't recognize what it was. I am glad I
found it before my wife did. My question is -- do they get wanderlust in the
spring or is this just a chance accident?
I put several small crayfish along with some assorted shiners, dace and
darters in a 125 gallon "pool" in the basement. The pool is a straight sided half
of a discarded 250 gallon storage tank made of polyethylene. It makes a nice
wintering place for my tropical water lily and the shiners and darters love it.
Apparently the crayfish wanted to leave. Obviously it has prospered in the
pool because he/she is about twice the size he/she was last June.

Lee Harper
Media, PA
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