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  1. Hey guys! I need your help! I am student at the University of Lethbridge and our Environmental Science class in trying to determine the distribution of a small crayfish, Orconectes virilis, throughout Alberta for a term project. Orconectes virilis would look quite similar to a small lobster but can be easily identified by their bright blue chelipeds (pincers). These crayfish can grow up to 12 cm long and are most active at night! I have attached a picture for easy reference If you believe you have seen one of these (or even just their blue pincer exoskeletons) in your favorite fishing spot, I would love it if you could comment and answer a few quick questions such as the approximate date and location of your sighting! Thanks in advance! Erin W.
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