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    Keeper of the Torch Ravin' Ray's Avatar
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    Talking "I for one welcome our new crayfish overlords."

    They're coming. (Courtesy of the New York Times.)

    This Mutant Crayfish Clones Itself, and Itís Taking Over Europe

    Oh, and they're all female.
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    We'll see if it pans out for them. Nature's way to success is through sex which creates diversity. Diversity increases survival rates of the species. Clones are all the same, so if something kills one of them, it kills all of them. Essentially this is the Trade Federation droid army from the Star Wars prequels.
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    What I want to know is, do they make for good eating? If they do, Cajun cooks will import them by the ton for their restaurants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Taylor View Post
    We'll see if it pans out for them. Nature's way to success is through sex which creates diversity. Diversity increases survival rates of the species. Clones are all the same, so if something kills one of them, it kills all of them. Essentially this is the Trade Federation droid army from the Star Wars prequels.
    Hope none of them get sick - the wrong disease could wipe out the entire species. Cloning gives them a quick leg up on any competition, but could easily be the key to extinction as well.

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    Interesting buggers.

    Sounds like they are going to take over the ecological niche of many other species.

    Well, that's how it goes i guess.
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    I think we should share the planet.

    No reason to be shellfish

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravin' Ray View Post
    They're coming. (Courtesy of the New York Times.)

    This Mutant Crayfish Clones Itself, and It’s Taking Over Europe

    Oh, and they're all female.
    Doesn't this defy all the claims of anti-evolutionists? No new species have ever been observed coming into existence, all mutations are bad for the mutated animals,
    one species doesn't come from another, they were all created in the Garden of Eden.

    Anyway, I also wonder if they are edible. I like crayfish but where I now live there aren't any.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestPhillyPunisher View Post
    What I want to know is, do they make for good eating? If they do, Cajun cooks will import them by the ton for their restaurants.
    This is the only post that matters. Will they be cheaper than shrimps & easily available during winter months?

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    Frank Lyko, a biologist at the German Cancer Research Center, studies the six-inch-long marbled crayfish
    By the way, am i the only one who found the first sentence of the article kinda perplexing?

    No wonder we haven't found any cure for cancer yet, what the hell are you doing working on shrimps Frank?!!!

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