- 5 to 10 years
So ill first state that I live in central maine. I found some crayfish in a roadside ditch and collected several over a few weeks. At first I was positive they were calico crayfish because the more they moulted the more blue their claws got. They were mostly when I caught them. I fed them colbalt color pellets so when the blue got brighter and spread to their bodies I thought it was that. But then I switched to plain shrimp pellets and a few months latwr all mu crayfish are undeniably blue (with one small one who seems to want to be almost pure white) and at this point 75% of the time ive had them ive been feeding them normal non colorboosting food and they look nothing like any calico crayfish ive ever seen. They look closer to a wild electric blue crayfish. But those are pretty much only in florida and I'm in central maine. Ive never posted here before so I'm gonna post the post then see how to add any photos or vids in case I screw up.