Observations on production on soft-shell freshwater prawns, macrobrachium rosenbergii, in commercial crawfish shedding facilities
Freshwater prawns, Macrobrachium rosenbergii, were harvested from research ponds and stocked into a commercial soft-shell crawfish shedding facility. A total of 1,087 prawns (69%) molted over a 50-day period. Most molts (90%) occurred 24 to 40 days after stocking. Overall mortality was 15.8%, with peak levels occurring during the first 24 hours post-stocking and 3 to 5 days thereafter. The utilization of commercial soft-shell crawfish shedding facilities for summer and fall production of soft-shell prawns appears technically feasible. © 1993 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Publication Source (Journal or Book title)
Journal of Applied Aquaculture
Caffey, R., Lutz, C., Avault, C., & Higgins, K. (1993). Observations on production on soft-shell freshwater prawns, macrobrachium rosenbergii, in commercial crawfish shedding facilities. Journal of Applied Aquaculture, 93-102. https://doi.org/10.1300/J028v02n02_09