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How long can you keep crawfish alive in a sack? I was told a few

days if you keep them in an icechest?
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Chaos Six
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re: How long can you keep crawfish alive in a sack? I was told a few
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How long can you keep crawfish alive in a sack?

Until they die.


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re: How long can you keep crawfish alive in a sack? I was told a few
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Until they die.
Agreed.

And im not sure the sack has any bearing on their longevity.


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re: How long can you keep crawfish alive in a sack? I was told a few
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Until they die.
Except the ones that live.


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mylsuhat
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re: How long can you keep crawfish alive in a sack? I was told a few
if you refrigerate them keep them tight. make sure they cant move. they wont die that way


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re: How long can you keep crawfish alive in a sack? I was told a few
Better not close the ice chest though.


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Nike1
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re: How long can you keep crawfish alive in a sack? I was told a few
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if you refrigerate them keep them tight. make sure they cant move. they wont die that way
Is this why they sack them?


Mudminnow
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re: How long can you keep crawfish alive in a sack? I was told a few
early in the year march, april they'll last 2-3 days if kept in a walkin cooler or a refrig setting turned to warmer setting.

In may and June they'll last 4-5 days kept cold.
However dont put them in an ice chest and put ice on the bottom and ice on top.. Crawfish will sit in the water and die. Refrig is your best bet


JonTheTigerFan
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re: How long can you keep crawfish alive in a sack? I was told a few
I took 15 sacks to Alabama for a crawfish boil at my friend's house last summer. I got left BR on Thursday morning and when we boiled them Saturday night, there were very few dead even though it was hot as hell. I kept them in the sacks and kept ice on top of them for the drive there. After I got there, we kept a mist of water from the hose on them until the boil. Just don't submerge them in water while they're in the sacks because they will drown.


Nike1
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re: How long can you keep crawfish alive in a sack? I was told a few
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kept them in the sacks and kept ice on top of them for the drive there. After I got there, we kept a mist of water from the hose on them until the boil. Just don't submerge them in water while they're in the sacks because they will drown.
Good info...thanks,


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The Sportsman
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re: How long can you keep crawfish alive in a sack? I was told a few
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. Just don't submerge them in water while they're in the sacks because they will drown.
I thought they lived under water


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meauxjeaux2
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re: How long can you keep crawfish alive in a sack? I was told a few
Layer of ice on the bottom of an ice chest covered with a garbage bag to keep the direct cold from coming in contact with the crawfish.

Elevate the icechest on one end and unscrew the drain to allow the frozen ice to escape.

Close the lid.

They will last for a long time this way.


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re: How long can you keep crawfish alive in a sack? I was told a few
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In may and June they'll last 4-5 days kept cold.
However dont put them in an ice chest and put ice on the bottom and ice on top.. Crawfish will sit in the water and die.


This and drain the Ice Chest often (If you can tilt the chest and leave the drain plug open, this is the bast way).


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Nike1
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re: How long can you keep crawfish alive in a sack? I was told a few
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to allow the frozen ice to escape


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The Sportsman
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re: How long can you keep crawfish alive in a sack? I was told a few
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Posted by meauxjeaux2
Layer of ice on the bottom of an ice chest covered with a garbage bag to keep the direct cold from coming in contact with the crawfish.

Elevate the icechest on one end and unscrew the drain to allow the frozen ice to escape.

Close the lid.

They will last for a long time this way.


this is what I've always been told...
Oh and keep them wet


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Flyin Tighas
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re: How long can you keep crawfish alive in a sack? I was told a few
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Layer of ice on the bottom of an ice chest covered with a garbage bag to keep the direct cold from coming in contact with the crawfish.

Elevate the icechest on one end and unscrew the drain to allow the frozen ice to escape.

Close the lid.

They will last for a long time this way


Did this, this weekend. got them earliy Friday... boiled some late friday evening saved half and left them in same condition as described here all day saturday until late saturday evening when I boiled the rest and had very few dead...


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lsudupont82
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re: How long can you keep crawfish alive in a sack? I was told a few
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Is this why they sack them?


unless you want to hold them bare handed.


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Catman88
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re: How long can you keep crawfish alive in a sack? I was told a few
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unscrew the drain to allow the frozen ice to escape




What??


meauxjeaux2
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re: How long can you keep crawfish alive in a sack? I was told a few
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frozen ice


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What??




you weren't supposed to notice that.

Ohh well,too late to go back and edit.


L S Usetheforce
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re: How long can you keep crawfish alive in a sack? I was told a few
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Just don't submerge them in water while they're in the sacks because they will drown.




They don't drown, the expell the oxygen from the water and suffocate without an oxygen source.


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