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« on: February 16, 2011, 07:58:25 PM »

Hello everyone! I am in Kentucky. I am inspired by an online article about how to raise blue crab in freshwater aquaculture.



I'd like to try raising blue crab in a small scale aquaculture project this year. I do not know where to buy the fry from.


Any help is appreciated.

Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2011, 08:27:50 PM »

Hello everyone! I am in Kentucky. I am inspired by an online article about how to raise blue crab in freshwater aquaculture.


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1310monster,   Can you share that online article with us ??
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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2011, 08:48:56 PM »

1310monster,   Can you share that online article with us ??


Since I'm an ignorant newbie, I can't post the link to it. Maybe this will work.

sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/10/081003191417.htm

You'll have to copy and paste though.


It's not my intent to come here and start something. I don't want to do something that impacts crab fishermen's  livelihoods. I just don't know where to ask questions.
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« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2011, 09:03:23 PM »


www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/10/081003191417.htm
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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2011, 09:09:01 PM »

Hello everyone! I am in Kentucky. I am inspired by an online article about how to raise blue crab in freshwater aquaculture.



I'd like to try raising blue crab in a small scale aquaculture project this year. I do not know where to buy the fry from.


Any help is appreciated.

Thanks!

Good Luck with that....

Let me know how it works out for  you
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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2011, 09:57:11 PM »

So the article is bogus. I thought as much.
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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2011, 05:32:34 AM »

The article is not bogus.  The experiments were done, and it worked to an extent.  The problem is finding the hatchery crabs to put in the ponds.  They are not readily available.  You might want to contact these people and ask where you can get the small crabs.

http://www.umbi.umd.edu/comb/home.php
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« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2011, 06:29:40 AM »

$3.00 a crab seems a bit high... unless they are going to be Wye river mumbos of course..
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« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2011, 10:19:54 AM »

$3.00 a crab seems a bit high... unless they are going to be Wye river mumbos of course..
$3.00  may soon be the price for a Medium live crab after DNR establishes a Crab Share quota program...   
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« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2011, 12:15:40 PM »

$3 a crab that is only about 5 inches is kind of High. They say a crab will grow to maturity in 105 days. So that is about one summer and that is still a small crab. I don't even know if a crabs can grow 5 inches in one summer. Also $3 would have to be market price. That means the the farmers would be getting a lot less then $3 a crabs. Maybe a dollar or $1.5. Big difference from $30000 to $10000.
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