I am raising freshwater shrimp in Middle Georgia, as a hobby. These shrimp are also known as Giant Malaysian Freshwater Prawns and are technically Macrobrachium rosenbergii. Through this web site I will share what I have learned through my endeavors. We have raised several hundred pounds of shrimp over each of the last 4 years. This last year (2004), we raised about 300 lbs of shrimp in 5 ditches, each about 20 feet by 90 feet. In the past, I setup a nursery for the Post Larvae (PL), but finally decided that I could not correlate putting older shrimp into the ditches with getting larger shrimp out at harvesting. We have a decent growing season here in Georgia, from mid-May to mid-October.
|Hatchery||Where to get the post-larvae shrimp|
|Nursery||I decided to grow my post-larvae shrimp about 45 days before stocking (if you really want to see it, let me know and I will post pictures)|
|Growout||This is where most of the startup cost comes from, the ditches/ponds where the shrimp grow big, and the pumps and blowers necessary to move water and air|
|Harvesting||This is where we get muddy, but probably the most satisfying part of raising shrimp|
|Links||Some links related to freshwater shrimp|
I am slowly updating this site with information, hope to add a
lot more text and pictures soon ...last hosting service pulled the plug before I could get
all my pictures off of it!!! It is taking a while to find all the pictures and get
them thumbnailed and back online.
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last edited: Saturday, January 22, 2005