How to Cultivate Freshwater Lobster For Beginners

Lobster is one of the seafood that has a very expensive price. Can you imagine? If you eat seafood with a lobster menu, you will definitely spend more to be able to eat the lobster menu.

But even though the price of this food is not cheap, there are still many seafood fans who choose lobster as a food menu at seafood restaurants. It is proven when compared to if the supply of lobster is less than the demand for restaurant customers.

Well, with this explanation, of course, freshwater crayfish cultivation is a great opportunity for those of you who want to try to enter the world of entrepreneurship.

Even freshwater crayfish cultivation can be done in your yard. So, you no longer need to waste land for freshwater crayfish cultivation. Just use the rest of the yard if you want to cultivate freshwater crayfish.

Therefore, we will try to provide several ways of cultivating freshwater crayfish that are suitable for you to try in the business world.

1. Living Conditions

Generally, this freshwater crayfish requires a large enough land or pond. In addition, this freshwater crayfish is also very tolerant of low oxygen. Yes, however, living that way is very minimal for lobsters to live and breed properly.

The guideline for oxygen that can be used by freshwater crayfish is about 4 ppm. Not only on oxygen, you also need to pay attention to the air temperature in the pool.

This water lobster is very suitable to live in ponds with a temperature of 25 – 29°C. For freshwater crayfish, this crayfish is very suitable to live in air that has a pH of around 7 – 9. Therefore, you will find freshwater crayfish whose water has a pH below 7.

These freshwater lobsters also require waters that have moderate to high lime content. This is necessary because to maintain calcium levels for the formation of freshwater crayfish shells.

2. Freshwater Lobster Media

Actually there is no standard for freshwater crayfish media. So the media used for this freshwater crayfish varies. Yes, although in general this freshwater crayfish is often cultivated extensively in earthen ponds.

If you use soil pond media, you can simply place the broodstock in a pond that has been drained first. And for freshwater crayfish whose size is in accordance with the commercial market, you can sell them. While the rest, you can put it back into the pond soil.

Unlike the case with the intensive way. The freshwater crayfish cultivators who are cultivated intensively provide more food in the form of vegetables or other commercial feeds.

That is why, freshwater crayfish that are cultivated intensively are more expensive than freshwater crayfish that are cultivated extensively.

In addition to soil ponds, freshwater crayfish can also be cultivated using fiber ponds or cement ponds/tanks. Generally this type of media is used to enlarge the seeds.

3. Hatching Process

Before starting freshwater crayfish cultivation, you must choose good seeds. In this breeding process, you need to distinguish between male and female sires. It's pretty easy to tell the difference. You can also do it visually or visually.

Male lobster

The outside of the male lobster's claws has red spots. And this red mark will appear when the male lobster is 3 to 4 months old. There, the lobster is about 3 inches or 7 cm. Well, the male lobster is now ready to be bred with the female lobster.

Female Lobster

At the ends there are no protrusions or penises. This female lobster has a hole at the base of the third leg from the bottom or tail. Well, that hole is where the female lobster's genitals are and also where the eggs come out.

4. Choosing Parents

If you find a crayfish brood, look for a crayfish parent that is more than 4 inches or about 10 cm. Generally, they are 5 to 6 months old. Because the current lobster will have quite a lot of eggs in the fertilization process.