Definitely Warmer out

May 3, 2010

For the most part, cool weather seems to be behind us and I have seen quite a number of traps being pulled from ponds. However, many producers are still out there harvesting this morning. As the temperature gets warmer, movement in ponds will tend to also speed up. You will see a sharper decline in forage vegetation growth as well as some (if not numerous) pesky flying insects. Oxygen levels should be monitored closely or watch for signs of low oxygen. You may see crawfish hanging on sides of traps, higher on forage, or on their sides, this could indicate poor water quality or low oxygen. Also, if you are pulling traps and letting water go, it is better to let the water out slowly in order to allow crawfish to burrow into the sides of levees.  

http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/crops_livestock/aquaculture/crawfish/

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