60-100mm are the perfect size to stock a dam, anything larger will tend to wander from the new dam.
Dam stock are large enough to look after themselves, too big for most eels
and fish to eat, and large enough to start breeding right away.
The yabby can metabolise meat and vegetable protein but it commonly scavenges in the bottom detritus.
Yabbies are a solitary critter and given the opportunity will eat other yabbies especially during the molt stage and soft shell stage.
Healthy yabby populations are often found where manure (which is basically partly digested grass) is washed into farm dams from surrounding paddocks, or where cattle or sheep
drop it directly into the water.
Juveniles and young yabbies eat the same food as adults.
Old or water damaged hay can be a beneficial food source. New hay should be left to too weather
until it goes a dark brown colour.
Best method of adding hay to your dam is to strategically stake a couple of the small square bales
to the dam floor with a wooden stake.
Initially buoyant the wooden stake provides a means for the yabby to access the hay
until it becomes water logged and can then be broken up and spread around.
Breaking up and spreading dry hay on the surface is not recommended
as it will ultimately all end up at one end.
Dam Stock Yabbies are approximately 60-100 mm head and come
in a variety of colours.
When you place the yabbies into the dam they will grow and molt and change
colour to the colour most suitable for survival in your dam.
Over time these yabbies may all go all one colour or a variety of colours.
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