Crosson Lake Crayfish


Accession Number: 2016.zoo.55


This piece consists of a glass jar containing crayfish preserved in liquid. The jar is approximately three-quarters full of amber-colored liquid, which contains approximately 18 complete crayfish specimens. The jar is labelled with masking tape and has a plastic screw-top lid.

Primary Materials:

Glass, plastic, crayfish, unidentified liquid


On the masking tape label: “Crosson Lake July-Aug ’79”
On the bottom of the glass jar: “11 8 438”

Dimensions (cm): Length = 9.5, Width = 9.5, Height = 17


This object serves as a means to study preserved crayfish.


Good. The liquid in the jar appears to have evaporated somewhat, as there is residue on the glass approximately one centimetre above the current level of liquid. The crayfish are generally well-preserved, though some of hem are slightly damaged. The lid of the jar is dusty, with some sticky residue.

Date of Manufacture: July-August 1979


This was collected from the laboratory of Dr. Harold Harvey, rm 419 in the Ramsay Wright Zoological Laboratories building at U of T, in November 2016.

Additional Information and References:

Crosson Lake is a lake near Bracebridge, Ontario in Bigwind Lake Provincial Park.

  • Donated to UTSIC