We Specialize in Giant Australian Redclaw Crayfish
Organically grown: By using aquaponics, one urban farmer is able to grow chemical-free greens and red claw crayfish at home.
Australia is home to genus which is distinct from European, Asian and North American species. Two of the Australian edible crayfish are the common yabby () and the red claw (). The common yabby is closest in size to the North American species, but is not considered to be commercially viable outside Australia because of its relatively slow growth and small size. The "red claw" crayfish are twice the size of North American crayfish and they contain 30% edible "meat" compared to 15% for . Other Australian species are fairly rare and thus usually are not used for food. Their slow growth generally makes them inefficient for aquaculture.
On April 2, 2009, "Red Claws" was announced as the winning name after a name-the-team contest. Voters in the contest could choose from the Red Claws, Beacons, Crushers, Destroyers, Swarm and Traps. The name and logo give homage to the fishing industry, a major economic engine of the area. The use of "Red" in the team's name also serves to pay tribute to longtime Boston Celtics coach .
Redclaw Crayfish aka Freshwater Lobsters
Live Australian Red Claw Crayfish Breeding Colony, Freshwater Lobster
The redclaw grows so large it is sometimes referred to as . Tipping in at a delicious 1/4 to 1/3 pounds and up to 8 inches in length, our redclaw crayfish are quickly becoming the fresh water fishery crustacean of choice. Redclaw crawfish are also used in nerve research studies. During the cooler times of the year (below 30C daytime), the barra prefer bait dropped in front of them instead of chasing after a lure, so there is always that waiting period between getting enough bait (cherabin prawn) and then hitting the water (sometimes that is only the overnight wait, and sometimes it is then a very quick fish that next morning as the bait diminishes) . We have already caught nice large redclaw where we usually go fishing as well as the preferred cherabin (prawn), so we thought “Why not try & grow our own” Other people we know seem to be having fun growing & eating their own redclaw. Or are there things we are not being told about nurturing these redclaw crayfish.The Australian redclaw crayfish are an excellent choice for aquaculture due to advantages in biological, physical, and commercial attributes. One of the primary advantages of redclaw for aquaculture is the lack of free-living larval stages, and therefore absence of a hatchery phase.Red-claw crayfish were first brought to Zambia for aquaculture in 1992, but following their escape or deliberate introduction to natural waters they are now locally abundant and increasingly widespread in the both the Kafue and Zambezi river systems.