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    Red claw Crayfish in pond

    Hi all,

    I have seen in other forums some info about red claw crayfish.

    Wondering if anyone has them in his pond and if how is the successrate?
    Would be nice to find some of these mud bugs on my BBQ.

    I guess insted of having predator fishes in the pond they could be a nice add to any pond

    if:

    They are available on the market and off cause if the Thai government makes no troubles.
    Anyone has experiences to share?
    Contacts where to buy some males/females for breeding?

    cheers

    Will

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    There is a woman near my house who raises many different kinds of crayfish for sale. Don't know if she has red clawed crayfish but I can ask and put you in touch if she has.

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    on another area of search in Thailand there is a shed load of info on these. good eating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by See Will
    Contacts where to buy some males/females for breeding?
    maybe here
    https://www.facebook.com/RedClawCrayfishThailand/

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    The Facebook page is all Photos. very helpful.. Made me laughing as many Thais have not any better to do as post their food picts on daily base.

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    Quote Originally Posted by See Will
    I have seen in other forums some info about red claw crayfish.
    crayfish racist....

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    Didn't get that. I love crayfish especially in Garlic oil on the BBQ.
    If I can breed them in my Pond my wife definitely will post a good meal of them on Fb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by See Will
    Anyone has experiences to share?
    I once worked at a fish plant in Kiwiland and 'managed' the crayfish live store. One week, I was off sick for a couple of days and when I went in there was only 1 big fat bastard left in each pond; the fat fukers had eaten the others... A second time, I didn't get the water acidity/alkalinity calculation right, and when I went in the next day they were all dead... The manager moved me to shelf stocking duty with the Maori and Samoan lads... I suspect it's not an easy job rearing them anywhere, especially in the LoS
    How do I post these pictures???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    The manager moved me to shelf stocking duty with the Maori and Samoan lads... I suspect it's not an easy job rearing them anywhere, especially in the LoS
    I'm assuming you mean the crayfish not the Maori and Samoan lads....they're pretty easy from what I've heard....

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    indeed...


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    The red claw mud bugs don't do canibalism they do just one thing if the water quality is dropping, they are marching off and looking for new grounds with better water. I guess the fat bastrd was due to its overweight not being able to climb out of the tank I assume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by See Will
    will post a good meal of them on Fb.
    Quote Originally Posted by See Will
    The Facebook page is all Photos. very helpful.
    ching lor

    but the photos on the page do look like some one is raising them and a few of the photo have a sign in them

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    The video was interesting as well. My pond is sandy and quite clear and not so muddy as he has, so for having some in it and catch them here and there for a BBQ evening, I might stand a good chance..

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    What do you feed them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo
    What do you feed them?
    Now we know where the bodies go.....

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    Red Claws aren't that picky, from rotten hay to BBQ Ribs they go for it.

    For getting rid of bodies they are inappropriate as you will have bones, teeth and hair left, so only 3rd choice.
    The bodies have to be fed to Crocs or pigs.
    Using pigs you need to get rid of the hair and teeth and a croc has there the slower but better digestion. nothing left at all..

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    There is a farm just setting up on the left on the way to wat yan from the Sukhumvit. They may sell you some. They have hundreds in 10 concrete tanks. Very knowledgeable and helpful owner.
    Called Red lopster steel( their spelling mistake). Tel 097 168 4892

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    The latest on their FB Page is a course on raising the bugs on the 24th December at Watergate Red claw farm for 800thb.

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    Cheers all,

    I am now working on the natural lifestock in my pond. I really don't know what my crays have all eaten during their stay but sure is there are some lads inside they love crustaceans.
    I cannot get any cray of 300 in my trap beside lots eels and some snakeheads. As a German are eels (40 EUR/Kg smoked eel) in a pond a gift but in this case for me in LOS just not what I expected and worst I wanted to catch.
    This pond needs lots of work to make it suitable for crays.

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    We will try to get new vegetation beside lotus in but first the water needs to be more clear.
    Because of all dirt movement and past rain season the water is complete grey from fine sand.
    I cover the slopes with ready to go lawn and whatever plant suitable, then some swim plants on the surface and robust water plants.
    any other solution how to settle the dust faster?
    Last edited by See Will; 25-12-2016 at 07:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by See Will
    Anyone has experiences to share?
    I once worked at a fish plant in Kiwiland and 'managed' the crayfish live store. One week, I was off sick for a couple of days and when I went in there was only 1 big fat bastard left in each pond; the fat fukers had eaten the others... A second time, LoS
    The Somali work colleagues pinched the other crayfish and used that yarn to cover the theft. Stupid Farang

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    redclaw crayfish

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    could you let me know of the whereabouts of redclaws for sale in chiangmai province pls

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