Paper Shell Crayfish
Sold Out for the 2022 Season
No Shipping to AL, AR, CA, CO, FL, ME, MN, MO, NV, NH, OR, PA, UT, VT, WA, or WI (Our best attempt at compliance with state laws as of 2/4/22)
Smith Creek Fish Farm is centrally located in Western New York about an hour's drive from Buffalo and Rochester. The hatchery and retail pond supply outlet have seasonal hours for fish pickup and walk-in customers.
Our expert fish packers will oxygen bag your fish for easy, safe, and stress-free transport. We do suggest bringing coolers or totes to hold your bagged fish. Truck delivery of trout, game fish, and forage is available in the WNY area when orders meet our delivery minimums.
We also safely ship, by UPS Next Day Air, many of our fish species including triploid grass carp and crayfish. Unfortunately, we ONLY ship fish to New York addresses. All of our fish are 2023 NY DEC-certified disease-free and have been for more than 13 years.
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Orconectes immunis-paper shell, calico crayfish, or grass crab. Paper-shell crayfish mate during late summer. By mid-October, females have burrowed into the mud. Female crayfish will carry up to 300 eggs through the winter. Eggs hatch in late May. Newly hatched crayfish cling to the female for one or two weeks before wandering off.
**Fish and other livestock are shipped for tropical aquariums, lined ponds, or research purposes only unless you possess proper permits. We will not knowingly export any restricted species. Stocking fish in the waters of your state, including your private property, may require a stocking permit. By placing this order you confirm that you understand these conditions and your legal responsibilities as they apply in your state, county, and town.