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Thread: Sexing the Mexican dwarf orange crayfish, Cambarellus patzcuarensis "Orange"

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    Sexing the Mexican dwarf orange crayfish, Cambarellus patzcuarensis "Orange"

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    Does anyone know of how to sex dwarf orange crayfish? Does anyone have any pics of the sexes?

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    Following the link in the post here, http://www.aquaticquotient.com/forum...1&postcount=10, you should come across this:

    Quote Originally Posted by www.petshrimp.com
    Adult males can be recognized by the first pair of pleopods, which are rigid with terminal hooks at the forward end (between the last pair of walking legs). In females the first pleopods are flexible and similar to the other four pairs of pleopods.
    Just for general information, pleopods are appendages of crustaceans used for swimming, also known as swimmerets, not the legs used for walking. The first or two pairs of pleopods in the male crayfish, also referred to as gonopods, are modified to perform internal fertilisation in the female.

    So you should look out for something similar as shown in the photos with arrows in the following link.
    http://magickcanoe.com/blog/2007/03/...ayfish-primer/

    Hope that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skratikans View Post
    Does anyone know of how to sex dwarf orange crayfish? Does anyone have any pics of the sexes?
    here it is:
    silane

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    wow, silane, that pic helps a lot, thank you very much
    thanks quixotic, the second link helped me get a clear too at the male..thank you

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    Does it all to all general crayfish?
    Regards,
    Flashout
    http://www.flashout.net

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    I would think so

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    Supposedly yes, if you actually read the link I posted earlier, and also the other links mentioned in that webpage as well. Man are really visual creatures, aren't they?

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