Sunday, 27 March 2016

Crayfish Part 8 Babies

Yes after the long wait they have arrived.  Tiny things. We took a few photos and you can see how tiny they are. Pictured against the palm of Wanna's hand. Tiny indeed.  It makes you think hard about just how wonderful life is. All these different creatures and surviving in so many different ways.

One of the mothers.... beauty

Correct that is a baby Cray.  Sitting on Wanna's hand.

Tiny fellows

Monday, 21 March 2016

Crayfish Part 7

Been very quiet. Little to write about when all you've got going for you is a few crays in a round ponds. And all they do is sit in the plastic tubes all day! How many photos and stories can one write?....

Well surprise.  Yesterday Wanna was clearing them out and we found 3 of the 4 females heavily pregnant. That is if pregnant is the right term.  2 of the ladies were loaded with eggs and one with babies.  They keep them under their rear flipper. Big surprise and great excitement.  We've separated them out from the males and will watch with interest as they develop. Not sure how long before we get babies swimming around.  Watch this spot !  I know the suspense is killing you !!!!!!