sexing redclaw

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sexing redclaw

Post by shrimpthing » Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:03 pm

Anyone know at what length redclaw can be sexed? I looked at a few in about the 2.5-3inch range and all appeared female.

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Re: sexing redclaw

Post by Mustafa » Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:51 pm

You can sex them at even smaller sizes than that. So...if you sexed them properly they probably *are* all female.

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Re: sexing redclaw

Post by shrimpthing » Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:30 am

thats a big if. Turns out I was doing it incorrectly as Cherax do not have gonopods!

The one I pciked out was a female though.

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Re: sexing redclaw

Post by Mustafa » Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:57 pm

Is everything clear about sexing cherax now? :) Just in case, the male gonopores are at the base of the last pair of legs (claws count as legs too) and the female gonopores are at the base of the third pair of legs. The gonopores look like two little "holes".

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