Red claw farming, like any type of agricultural enterprise, is a risky venture. Red claw farming is even more risky since little is known about full scale commercial production problems, diseases, and potential markets. Failures (to some degree) are still the rule and not the exception in aquaculture when it involves new species. All commercial ventures should be preceded by appropriate pilot scale operations. It is prudent that beginning producers be conservative. Start slowly, minimizecapital investment, keep overhead low, and develop markets (i.e., start small and learn as you go).