View Full Version : How would I tell a male red crayfish from a female red crayfish?

aquatic lover
08-01-2009, 01:47 AM
I am getting a red crayfish and I want to know how to tell if the crayfish is a male or female so I can know the gender of the crayfish I will be getting. Does any one know how to tell the difference between a male and a female crayfish? Any response would really be apreciated, Thanks. :fish:

08-01-2009, 03:20 AM
This might help.http://www.biosci.ohiou.edu/introbioslab/bios173/images/lab7/crayfish_dimorphism.htm

This is a really good description.

Little Embers
08-01-2009, 03:25 AM
I have also read that the females claws have a more green tinge to them and don't have much red at all....that can depend on the species you have though.

08-01-2009, 06:49 AM

The last set of pictures is your type.

aquatic lover
08-01-2009, 09:50 PM
Thank you all! I now know how to tell the difference between the male and female crayfish, Thanks! :22:

08-01-2009, 11:40 PM
Do you catch your crayfish wild or are they store bought?

08-02-2009, 12:02 AM
drop a football ticket into one side of the tank and a credit card in the other..............


aquatic lover
08-02-2009, 12:53 AM
Who me ng?