Factors inducing the intense burrowing activity of the red-swamp crayfish, Procambarus clarkii, an invasive species

The burrowing activity of the invasive red-swamp crayfish, Procambarus clarkii, was studied along a 25-m-long transect in an irrigation ditch system in Italy. Our objective was to understand the factors inducing this species’ intense digging, which can result in bank collapse and consequently in severe damage to both agricultural fields and natural… CONTINUE READING