Remember the tiny Macrobrachium rosenbergii prawns that arrived in my classroom last March?
Remember how I took them home for the summer and installed them in my own recirculating aquaculture system?
Well, they have grown like crazy. The warm outside conditions of my tank is very much to their liking and a lot of molting and growing occurred this summer.
Coincidentally, 4 prawns that were left in the air conditioned classroom tank over the summer have grown only slightly.
If you look on the side of the submerged white bucket, you can see a BC (Blue Claw) Alpha Male prawn.
See? Right down there.
This guy is huge. I'm not sure if my "shooting through water" shots do him justice, but he is pretty impressive in real life.
He is clinging to a 5 gallon bucket that holds the system pump.
I think most people can picture a 5 gallon bucket, so it's a pretty good size reference. He is taking up a good portion of the side of that bucket.
All of the shrimp are not this big, but all are "eating size" and I don't consider popcorn shrimp eating size, so ... well, you get the picture.
They are BIG.
Kinda' pretty too.
You might say they look good enough to eat.