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Project Watershed Central New York

Dedicated to facilitating water resource education in Central New York


Exist in a Wide Range of Conditons
  • They grow by shedding (“molting”) their shells
  • Often found hiding under rocks during the day and foraging on the stream bed during the night
  • Most live only two years, but some may live up to six or seven years
  • Up to six inches long
  • Eyes stand out from the body
  • Two or four antennae
  • Body covered with hard, platelike shell
  • Ten legs, two of these are large claws
  • Color is red, orange, brown