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Paper Shell Crayfish 100 count

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Orconectes immunis, the calico crayfish or paper-shell crayfish, is a species of North American freshwater crayfish. The Paper Shell Crayfish (when freshly molted is called the Soft Shell Crayfish) play an important role in ponds, lakes, streams, marshes, etc., by serving as a preferred food item for large predator fish. Many sport-fish (trout, bass, and larger sunfishes) consume large quantities of crayfish. Because crayfish will eat both living and dead plant and animal material, they help to reduce the amount of decaying matter, and thereby improve water quality. Most crayfish are not active predators and have difficulty capturing fast moving animals. Approximately 40 percent of their diet consists of worms and insects inhabiting the bottom mud. The remainder consists of living and decaying aquatic vegetation. In fact, crayfish have been suggested as biological controls for nuisance water-weeds.

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