Dam stock are the perfect size to stock a dam. You should not use anything larger as they tend to wander from the new dam. Dam stockers are large enough to look after themselves, too big for most eels and fish to eat, and large enough to start breeding right away.
Technically, you only need 2, one male and one female to start a population going. However, if you just use 2 then the chances of the male ever finding the female again are incredibly small.
To ensure you get a sufficient mix of males and females, we suggest a minimum stocking density of 1 yabby per 10 square metres dam area or 100 which ever number is the greater. Up to 3 yabbies per 10 square metres will give you even better results.
The yabby is mainly vegetarian and prefers fresh food but it commonly scavenges in the bottom detritus. The yabby is not averse to attacking
and eating its own kind, especially when the prey is smaller, or soft
after molting. 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.
Adding old or water damaged hay to your dam 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.
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 as they come from a variety of ponds.
The mix of colours is important as 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.
You may get some, browns and pinks and blues but over time these yabbies may all go pink, or blue or green as that’s the colour
that’s most suitable for survival in your dam.
Grown sustainably and chemical free in our earthen ponds Dam Stock yabbies
are available all year round.
This 90 mm head to tail yabby has over 300 eggs
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Perfect for Farm Dams Stock up your dam with Yabbies. Dam Stock Yabbies available all year.