Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

This Mutant Crayfish Clones Itself, and Itís Taking Over Europe
nytimes.com ^ | 2/6/2018 | Carl Zimmer

Posted on 02/07/2018 8:57:57 AM PST by rktman

Frank Lyko, a biologist at the German Cancer Research Center, studies the six-inch-long marbled crayfish. Finding specimens is easy: Dr. Lyko can buy the crayfish at pet stores in Germany, or he can head with colleagues to a nearby lake.

Wait till dark, switch on head lamps, and wander into the shallows. The marbled crayfish will emerge from hiding and begin swarming around your ankles.

“It’s extremely impressive,” said Dr. Lyko. “Three of us once caught 150 animals within one hour, just with our hands.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: boilem; mudbugs
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-38 next last
Maybe y'all need to contact some coonasses to show y'all what to do wit dem mudbugs. Let me introduce you to my little friend. Boiling pot, water, Zatarains, red taters, corn on the cob, onyuns, garlic. Yeah buddy!
1 posted on 02/07/2018 8:57:58 AM PST by rktman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: rktman


Ear-Bending Cellmate: ...and when there was no meat, we ate fowl and when there was no fowl, we ate crawdad and when there was no crawdad to be found, we ate sand.

H.I.: You ate what?

Ear-Bending Cellmate: We ate sand.

H.I.: You ate SAND?

Ear-Bending Cellmate: That's right!
2 posted on 02/07/2018 9:02:02 AM PST by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator

Great flick!


3 posted on 02/07/2018 9:03:33 AM PST by gr8eman (Facts and evidence are bourgeois constructs weaponized by patriarchal penis-people)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: rktman

Perhaps a consequence of the hormones in Birth Control Pills polluting the water systems?


4 posted on 02/07/2018 9:03:38 AM PST by G Larry (There is no great virtue in bargaining with the Devil)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rktman

There's only one solution to the problem.

5 posted on 02/07/2018 9:03:49 AM PST by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rktman

6 posted on 02/07/2018 9:04:11 AM PST by rdl6989
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bgill

That makes me hungry!


7 posted on 02/07/2018 9:04:49 AM PST by rdl6989
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: rdl6989

JUSTIN! He was da man.


8 posted on 02/07/2018 9:07:51 AM PST by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: bgill

Six inches long!

That’s some good eating


9 posted on 02/07/2018 9:07:54 AM PST by rdcbn
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: bgill

And a good one at that. One thing we miss about living around the gulf coast.


10 posted on 02/07/2018 9:08:45 AM PST by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: rktman

I sense a movie!

” The Crayfish That Fu*ked Itself Into World Domination”


11 posted on 02/07/2018 9:09:28 AM PST by billyboy15
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rktman

They can try smokin them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFK9TO1v8H0


12 posted on 02/07/2018 9:11:01 AM PST by logitech
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: billyboy15

Starring Jango Fett


13 posted on 02/07/2018 9:11:03 AM PST by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: billyboy15

Surely you meant “Fukashimad” Right? LOL!


14 posted on 02/07/2018 9:11:27 AM PST by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]


15 posted on 02/07/2018 9:12:37 AM PST by dsrtsage (For Leftists, World History starts every day at breakfast)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: rdl6989; rktman

I got a kick out of the way he pronounced “vinegar”.


16 posted on 02/07/2018 9:26:46 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (President Trump divides Americans . . . from anti-Americans.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: G Larry

That is a possibility. I doubt whether any research will be done to find out for sure.


17 posted on 02/07/2018 9:34:35 AM PST by Slyfox (Not my circus, not my monkeys)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: rktman

The only way to fix this is to introduce the crayfishes natural predator to Germany, the Killer Whale.

Put Shamu into those lakes and he’ll clean out those crayfish while producing endless hours of entertainment for the little German children.


18 posted on 02/07/2018 9:35:56 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: logitech

Can you use flavored rolling papers?


19 posted on 02/07/2018 9:37:20 AM PST by 1_Inch_Group (Country Before Party)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: rktman
Tonight's feature on Monster Chiller Horror Theater is The Mutant Hermaphrodite Crayfish That Invaded Europe


20 posted on 02/07/2018 9:37:36 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-38 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson