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Old 06-23-2015, 01:37 AM
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Default Whether you call it a crawdad, crayfish, or crawfish, the facts on these critter...

Whether you call it a crawdad, crayfish, or crawfish, the facts on these critters can be amazing. They can regrow legs, carry up to 450 eggs, and they’ve lived in Iowa for 13,000 years. And then there are cool blue crayfish like this one, called virile crayfish - scientists believe a recessive gene causes the bright blue coloring (yes, this one was found in Iowa).


Cool Things You Might Not Know About Crayfish
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After glaciers receded nearly 13,000 years ago, crayfish moved here from populations in the warmer south and east.

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