The world suffered an invasion of cloned crayfish. Marbled crayfish were first discovered in 1995. Since they can clone themselves, people who bought them as pets ended up dumping their unwanted extra crayfish into rivers. There are now clone colonies all over the world discoverwildlife.com/anim…
Today I learned of Sweden Hills, a village in Tobetsu town, Ishikari subprefecture of Hokkaido Japan. Local residents adopted Dalarna Sweden tradition of wooden houses painted in Falu Red, celebration of MidSummer Festival & 'Kraftskiva' crayfish party. art-sheep.com/theres-a-to…
The Chinese equivalent of "when pigs fly" is "when the sun rises in the West." Other variants include "when the crayfish whistles" (Russian), "when the crow turns white" (Tagalog), "when the fish climbs the poplar" (Turkish), and "when it snows red snowflakes" (Hungarian). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Marble Crayfish are the only type of crayfish that can clone itself. All specimens are female. It was discover in the aquarium hobby, no known wild population exist before it was discovered. It was likely due to accidental hybridization. It is now an invasive species in many counties. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
In China, a crayfish detached its own claw over a boiling pot of soup in order to escape being cooked. It sacrificed its limb to save its own life. It was later adopted as a pet by a user of the Chinese social media site Weibo. theguardian.com/world/201…
There is a species of freshwater crayfish in Tasmania that can grow to be over 13 pounds and live 60+ years wikipedia.org/wiki/Tasman…
The Marbled Crayfish reproduces by cloning itself, making them all nearly genetically identical. The all-female species was likely created by accident in a German aquarium in the 1990s and is banned in many countries for being invasive. sciencemag.org/news/2018/…
Cajun crayfish have invaded Africa. Not only do they have no natural predators there, but they eat so many native species that they are causing an ecological disaster. news.nationalgeographic.c…
The scientific name for the Common Yabby (an Australian Crayfish species) is 'Cherax Destructor' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
A species of self-cloning crayfish was discovered in the German pet trade in the 1990's. Every individual is female and genetically identical. There are no known natural populations. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
A Czech brewery uses crayfish to ensure the purity of its water supply. The crayfish are fitted with tiny sensors which monitor heart rate and movement to detect when the animals react to impurities in the water. reuters.com/article/us-cz…
Rollie pollies (pill bugs) are not insects, they are crustaceans. They are related to shrimp and crayfish, breathe with gills, and need humidity or moisture to survive. bugfacts.net/pill-bug.php
The largest freshwater invertebrate in the world is the Tasmanian Freshwater Crayfish. They can grow to be as large as a small dog and live for up to 60 years. They are only found in the northern streams of Tasmania. youtube.com/watch?v=7BOse…
The Marbled crayfish, discovered via the pet trade in the 90's, are all female and reproduce by cloning themselves. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Crayfish females lure males with urine, but then fight hard to get desired male. A female’s urine, strange as it sounds, is a powerful aphrodisiac to a male. blogs.discovermagazine.co…
The Marbled Crayfish (Procambarus fallax) Only Exists as a Female And Its Offspring Are Actually Exact Clones of Itself en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
There is a rare blue sapphire crayfish! youtube.com/watch?v=Cpiy3…
Today I learned of Marmorkrebs, an invasive, all-female species of crayfish that can reproduce asexually and whose origins are unknown prior to appearing in the German pet trade in the 90's. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
The largest freshwater invertebrate alive today is Astacopsis gouldi, the Giant Tasmanian Crayfish. They can grow to a metre long, weigh up to six kilograms, and live for fourty years. They also eat wood, a diet that is extremely uncommon amongst such large animals. parks.tas.gov.au/indeX.as…
There is a giant crayfish sculpture in South Australia called "Larry the Lobster". It stands 57 feet tall and is in danger of being knocked down. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big…
There was a Crayfish Plague. To try to bolster Crayfish populations, the Signal Crayfish was introduced to Europe, but it turned out to be a plague carrier itself. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cra…
In order to support crayfish levels that were decimated by the crayfish plague, European countries introduced the American signal crayfish into rivers only to find out that it was a carrier of the plague. The European crayfish is now on the IUCN Red List. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sig…
Tasmania has giant freshwater lobsters, or "crayfish". They can grow to be over 5 kilos and can live to the age of 40 years! abc.net.au/local/photos/2…

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