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Picture of How to Catch and Care for Crawdads (a.k.a. Crayfish and Crawfish)

Today I'm gonna teach you how to catch and care for crawdads.

Please enjoy.

Step 1: Stuff You're Gonna Need

To catch crawdads you will need the following:

- Rainboots or hip waders
- Butterfly net (short net)
- Tupperware containers (medium size, one for each crawdad)
- Pepperoni (not off a pizza)
- A creek
- A little bit of patience
What do you crawdads eat
SarahG2391 year ago
I just found a crawfish outside my apartment door. It has been raining all day and now its after 11pm. We do not live near a stream but we do live accross the street from the local reservoir. Will it survive if i keep it for my kids as a pet?
IndigoOnion3 years ago

I understand and agree that the crayfish may not really care where it is put, but the water source's ecosystem may care. Also, some people may not understand the proper habitat for a crayfish, and deposit it into the nearest puddle. Otherwise, great job on the instructable!

BSivtal4 years ago

Please ensure that it is legal to release that bait anywhere. It's not here.

Matt4285 years ago

also, for food, small minnows or goldfish can be purchased at a pet store like petco, or petsmart.

Cool:) I have a crawfish myself:)
VadimS6 years ago
This is kind of what I envisioned when I read care for:
Plo Koon (author)  VadimS6 years ago
ha ha lol