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It may not rank with some ecological disasters but the Stoney creayfish seem to be having a bad time as far as I could see.
Out of 5 seen last w/e, 3 were dead. and recently so going by the look of them. - Intact and not tatty.
Anyone  know anything about it?
Too many people?
Too many people handling them?



I hope that they are not declining they are great little animals.
 

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I don't suppose you know if they were native 'White Claw' crayfish?  The American version is larger, more aggressive and carries disease and is causing problems for the native crayfish.

If they are native, then they are protected. If American, not many people will care except for the interest they provide in Stoney. There have been other problems in Liecestershire.

http://www.wildlifetrust.org.uk/cheshire/crayfish.htm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2194034.stm

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Sorry Adrian no idea which they were.
 

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Perhaps they have buggered off to Vobster  

It would be a shame if they didi die off as I'm pretty sure it would have a knock-on effect to the rest of the ecology there.
Did you mention it to the shop/owners as I would be concerned if it were my 'pit', after all Stoney without the natural attratctions would be awful.

Matt
 
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