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spypet
8th Jan 2011, 08:31 AM
I've been looking for Cambarellus diminutus to host, and noticed something odd.
this USA native dwarf crayfish is traded and sold cheap in Germany and Europe,
but nobody seems to have it in the USA itself. how does stuff like this happen?
I'd understand if the Europeans and Asians over the years hybridized this cray
in favor of some non native color or marking, but that's not the case here.

Philderodez
5th Feb 2011, 04:35 AM
Not seen any hybrid or new colors for Diminitus. Nice crayfish, it's a pity you do not find it in usa

chris lukhaup
14th May 2011, 05:51 AM
well,in the USA you have more then 360 species. I collected about 330 myself.
The problem is that most of the people who like crayfish in the USA dont know where to get them from. They will go to the shops and they will find some P.alleni or P.clarkii there..thats it.

Cheers
Chris

Deep6
9th Jul 2011, 08:08 AM
I'd also love to find a source to buy a pair of Cambarellus Diminutus. I live in California, so its not like I can go outside and find them in the local creek.

Koi Kameon
19th Jun 2012, 12:45 PM
does anyone know of a US source for the blue variety yet?

chris lukhaup
20th Jun 2012, 12:11 AM
Hey Koi,there is no blue variety available....
Cheers
Chris

Koi Kameon
21st Jun 2012, 04:05 AM
Hey Koi,there is no blue variety available....
Cheers
Chris

Sorry, meant blue color morph. Pic in "Back to Nature Guide to Nano Aquaria" by Fohrman et al.

chris lukhaup
25th Jun 2012, 07:32 PM
Koi,can you post the pic here ??? Some years ago i had just one animal that was blueish...but that was the only one.
Cheers
Chris

Frank
26th Jun 2012, 03:48 AM
From my knowledge they can be blue caused by water parameters.
The color is not stable (nor the genes).

Summit MicroFarm
26th Jun 2012, 06:41 AM
Truth is... things get very "sticky" with native species here in the USA. The fed and most state regs allow aquarium species to be kept however when it is a native species the federal/state regs regarding the sale of native species supercedes and is not allowed.
:alien:

fay_927
15th Sep 2012, 01:20 PM
From my knowledge they can be blue caused by water parameters.
The color is not stable (nor the genes).

Hi Frank, try to email you once but seems the emaill address is invalid.
What's your email address now?

reefdive
16th Sep 2012, 05:28 AM
I think it is simply demand . If there is very little or no demand then you won't find it for sale . Many Americans want bright colors and wow factor more than a wide range of interesting species .