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Jan 06, 2008 00:36 |  #1

These freshwater Crayfish are found in only Lamington and Sprinbrook National parks. The same species can be found in other areas but are a dull red/brown. They are often found on the walking track especially after major rains. This fellow was about 150mm long. Springbrook National Park is mostly Sub-tropical Rainforest at a elevation of 1000m (3300'). There had been more than 600mm of rain over three days when I found this Cray.

Yes, the colour is natural, I didn't buy one at the shop and paint it.:wink:

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Jan 06, 2008 00:48 |  #2

looks angry at you in the last shot!




  
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Jan 06, 2008 01:30 |  #3

Yep it looks like it in attack mode on that last one, great shots.


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Jan 06, 2008 03:54 |  #4

i can't get over the colours greg! great shots.


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Jan 06, 2008 13:07 |  #5

CincyShooter wrote in post #4640531 (external link)
looks angry at you in the last shot!

ZeroOne86 wrote in post #4640661 (external link)
Yep it looks like it in attack mode on that last one, great shots.

Yeah, He didn't like it when we went to walk past. His vision didn't seem to be the best, only picking up large movement.

catsith wrote in post #4641040 (external link)
i can't get over the colours greg! great shots.

Thanks Tina.


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Jan 06, 2008 14:30 |  #6

We actually have some here in the states that have a blue phase...but not as colorful as that version...nice shots of an interesting critter.


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Jan 06, 2008 14:37 as a reply to  @ Woolburr's post |  #7

cool shots. I've never seen anything even remotely like this. On the west coast US ours are orange-ish/brown...these are certainly colorful.


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Jan 07, 2008 00:44 |  #8

Woolburr wrote in post #4643379 (external link)
We actually have some here in the states that have a blue phase...but not as colorful as that version...nice shots of an interesting critter.

Thanks Dan

Permagrin wrote in post #4643414 (external link)
cool shots. I've never seen anything even remotely like this. On the west coast US ours are orange-ish/brown...these are certainly colorful.

Thanks Permie


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Jan 07, 2008 00:55 |  #9

Nice shots.




  
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Jan 07, 2008 06:58 |  #10

Nice shot but that is a crazy looking creature, I don't think I would want to run up on it!




  
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Jan 07, 2008 12:33 |  #11

hybridgenius wrote in post #4647674 (external link)
Nice shots.

Thanks

rileyreese wrote in post #4648893 (external link)
Nice shot but that is a crazy looking creature, I don't think I would want to run up on it!

Thanks, it gives you a shock to see these colours on the rainforest floor!


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Jan 07, 2008 15:56 |  #12

are they tasty - the ones in the South US are very good




  
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Jan 07, 2008 16:42 |  #13

Beautiful color on that guy! Never seen one like it. Only ones I see around here are all blue.

Fyi - They make horrid pets. They always seem to get out of the tanks at night and scurry around the living room. :) The last one I had got out of the tank even with a brick on top of the hood and had to find it by smell a week and a half later.


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