10-18-2013, 01:01 PM
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2 Rescue Crayfish Disappeared Without a Trace
I rescued 2 wild crayfish from my earth science lab. They were together in a bucket for a bout a week during the lab, then the TA let me take them so they wouldn't just die in the 5 gallon bucket. They have lived in a 10 gallon tank with a filter. The tank has a hood with a small cutout for the filter to sit in. Over the weekend my room mates and I went home. They were last seen on Saturday night, and when we came back on tuesday, we figured they were hiding in the many rocks in the tank as usual. As of yesterday, we hadn't seen them, so we moved all the rocks and dug around in the gravel and there is no trace of them. I find it highly unlikely they escaped, since they tried to climb the filter and usually only got to the top of the suction at the bottom and then lost their grip. And even if one escaped, it seems unlikely both would have. No one has access to the room except my room mates, and we found no body parts, alive or dead crayfish anywhere in the tank. I also tore apart the room with a flashlight last night looking for them, and could not find a water trail, or any trace of them. Anyone have any ideas? I'm at a loss, I don't see how they could have escaped, and I don't know who would've taken two crayfish out of their tank.
Last edited by LFruit522; 10-18-2013 at 01:10 PM..