Gary Lewis wrote:They are actually called 'yabbies'...and in some parts of Australia a larger species are marketed as Marron (http://www.wamarron.com/). They are a high income generating crop indeed!
I would like to try raising some native species in Maine for the gourmet restaurant market...
D. Klaer wrote:6 months late but yeah yabbies not 'yarbies'. Most here grow redclaw, marron or destructor in outdoor ponds. I spent some time on an ex redclaw farm (now a fish farm) so know a little if you had specific questions.
Miles Flansburg wrote:In Colorado and Wyoming I have harvested lots of crawfish from everyplace from ditches to giant reservoirs. I am wondering about the need for lots of oxygenation. Many of these waters were slow moving and murky. The crawfish lived in holes in the muddy banks or under rocky outcrops. When I was young I found one frozen in ice, solid, I thawed it out and it crawled away ! So it seems to me that they are pretty hardy and wouldn't need much special care.