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Mon Oct 26, 2020, 07:22 AM

Escaped cloned female mutant crayfish take over Belgian cemetery

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/escaped-cloned-female-mutant-crayfish-take-over-belgian-cemetery/YZDGK4GTJKKML7Y76OELOTHGPA/

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Escaped self-cloning mutant crayfish created in experimental breeding programmes have invaded a Belgian cemetery.

Hundreds of the duplicating crustaceans, which can dig down to up to a metre and are always female, pose a deadly threat to local biodiversity after colonising a historic Antwerp graveyard.

"It's impossible to round up all of them. It's like trying to empty the ocean with a thimble," said Kevin Scheers, of the Flemish Institute for Nature and Woodland Research.

Marbled crayfish, which travel across land and water at night and eat whatever they can, do not occur in nature and are banned by the European Union.

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Reply Escaped cloned female mutant crayfish take over Belgian cemetery (Original post)
WillParkinson Oct 2020 OP
Ziggysmom Oct 2020 #1
dewsgirl Oct 2020 #2
eShirl Oct 2020 #3
docgee Oct 2020 #4
mitch96 Oct 2020 #5
Javaman Oct 2020 #6

Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 07:43 AM

1. Raccoons love to eat crayfish

They donít even bother to boil them and dip them in butter. 🦝

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 07:56 AM

2. When my son was 8 he had one as a pet, they are escape artists.

No matter how we tried to seal off the tank it would always get out and end up across the house, after crawfish number 3, that was the end of our attempts at trying.
He finally got his first dog.

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 07:56 AM

3. they're "clones" but were never cloned

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Response to eShirl (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 09:25 AM

4. Every night they get one step closer

to the danger zone.

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 09:45 AM

5. Could they be rounded up as a source of protein? They might not be able to irradicate them but

use them for food? Crawfish etoufee'? crawfish po'boy' crawfish/tuna salad? crawfish spam?
crawfish/avacado/sourdough sammich?. Crawfish Pizza? Use the shells for fish stock?
fertilizer?
Just a thought
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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 12:03 PM

6. personally I welcome our self cloning mutant crayfish reanimated dead overlords. nt

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