Getting Crayfish Drunk... For Science!

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  • What can drunk crayfish tell us about how being social can affect our physiology?

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Comments: 790

  • Dat Boi
    Dat Boi 17 days ago

    show some footage of dem drunk crayfish...

  • Chelsea Shurmantine
    Chelsea Shurmantine 25 days ago

    "at least the mice are catching a break on this one" lol

  • PleasentDddd
    PleasentDddd 1 month ago

    Crayfish? You mean crawfish?

  • ihartevil
    ihartevil 1 month ago

    thx for this interestingly ha bisky vid i loved this a lot

    crayfish are kuter when they are drunk

  • SxullPunch
    SxullPunch 1 month ago

    What I want to know do Crayfish have the "I love you man" drunk or the "violent asshole" drunk?

  • Jordan Rickman
    Jordan Rickman 1 month ago

    What if the crayfish just drink/breathe more water (and therefore more alcohol) when they're in social situations? Interaction increases overall activity levels increases respiration

  • Michael D'Augustine
    Michael D'Augustine 1 month ago

    "The pretzels are making me thirsty"

  • Taylor Burke
    Taylor Burke 1 month ago

    Could the neurons be pre-trained because social crayfish in a tank with many would just flip their tails more often ( because of bumping into each other ), Strengthening the bonds of those neurons thus making them easier to trigger.

  • jargon113
    jargon113 1 month ago

    water things are gross

  • kdc43
    kdc43 1 month ago

    YOUR hard earned tax dollars going to make fishing bait drunk.

  • Long Tran
    Long Tran 1 month ago

    This is making me hungry 😋 I wonder how crawfish boiled in beer will taste like

  • leighton lanerie
    leighton lanerie 1 month ago

    it's crawfish God damn

  • R MH
    R MH 1 month ago

    Drunk crayfish act a lot like inebriated humans...but how - and for frick's sake, *why* - did someone first figure this out?

  • Beau Remington
    Beau Remington 1 month ago

    be more of a Yank, ya yanker. say it with me now: crawfish. GOLD FUCKING STAR!

  • Josu Gambee
    Josu Gambee 1 month ago

    The researchers turned to mice? Weird.

  • Max Salvail
    Max Salvail 1 month ago

    Do they assume blood alcohol is ONLY proportional to alcohol concentration in water? It's probably a mistake because a lonely crayfish gets depressed, metabolism slows down, it breathes/drink slower than usual, so alcohol intake rate is diminished. Blood alcohol is what really matters, not alcohol in water, FFS.

  • C00kii0
    C00kii0 1 month ago


  • Fedorov Kowalski
    Fedorov Kowalski 1 month ago

    Hank Green please quit!!!!!

  • Philo Sage
    Philo Sage 1 month ago

    It would be interesting to see how other salts (e.i. potassium, magnesium…) would affect drinking water.

  • cray nelson
    cray nelson 1 month ago

    tonight im gonna get a cray nelson drunk for science

  • EagleSlightlyBetter
    EagleSlightlyBetter 1 month ago

    Wouldn't 50 to 100 times more crayfish in the tank radically reduce the concentrations of alcohol processed by each animal? If I was sharing a beer with 50 other dudes, I'd probably stay off my back slightly longer too.

  • Patrick McCurry
    Patrick McCurry 1 month ago

    Now I wonder how easy it is to get antisocial hermits drunk compared to social butterflies that need constant group presence.

  • tameika clayton
    tameika clayton 1 month ago

    why do we blush around around our crushes

  • Ramiro
    Ramiro 1 month ago

    .... of course the crowded crayfish will react faster to the alcohol. The oxygen deprivation is a big factor to how alcohol affects the brain. With a loner Crayfish they have more room and more oxygen to breathe. The crowded crayfish are in a tank with a lower % of oxygen because there are more crayfish breathing in oxygen. Try drinking shots and holding your breathe for a min in between shots. You will get messed up.

  • ColorNerdChris
    ColorNerdChris 1 month ago

    Thanks university researchers... When you are done getting mudbugs wasted can you go back to curing cancer or something?

  • eeveelution8
    eeveelution8 1 month ago

    "salty diets make you more hungry"
    *pauses mid mac and cheese bite*

  • Damz Trank
    Damz Trank 1 month ago

    basically a water softener.

  • jonathan camarena
    jonathan camarena 1 month ago

    lol i read the title.. Getting Catfished Drunk for science

  • Charles Robinson
    Charles Robinson 1 month ago

    It was a well written video all the way until the end. it was monotone and boring

  • Aden Anthony
    Aden Anthony 1 month ago

    Pronounced CRAWFISH

  • KingAttean
    KingAttean 1 month ago

    Eyyy, I didn't know Scishow featured the lab I work in. We do a lot more with crayfish than just alcohol, we study their social dominance behavior, aggression and something more interesting their ability to regulate certain reflexes. Hopefully we get to research a particular part of their brain that allows crayfish to turn their blood cells to neurons!

  • Mason Westphal
    Mason Westphal 1 month ago

    @SciShow do sidewalks increase earthworms likelihood of survival in a rain storm?

  • jean haizmann
    jean haizmann 1 month ago

    Poor mice

  • ReZisT Lust
    ReZisT Lust 1 month ago

    but can a drunk crayfish ride a seahorse without the law getting after them

  • Matt Ryan
    Matt Ryan 1 month ago

    man I know science is cool... but I just wanted to see videos of drunk crayfish

  • Steve Cheetah
    Steve Cheetah 1 month ago

    8,888th like.


    You monster!

  • Allison Roll
    Allison Roll 1 month ago

    Can't say I enjoyed this one as I am not in support of animal testing and cruelty.

  • Darwinpasta
    Darwinpasta 1 month ago

    So did the crayfish thing start as an experiment, or an attempt at a marinade?

  • Crystal Wish
    Crystal Wish 1 month ago

    If someone I know ever tries to boil a lobster, I'm going to get it drunk first. Seems more humane.

  • John Harvey
    John Harvey 1 month ago

    Crayfish are different from humans. [citation needed]

  • Jennifer Lucio
    Jennifer Lucio 1 month ago

    wonder if drunk crawfish taste good. Time for another crawfish boil!!!!!!!

  • Tatiana Tch.
    Tatiana Tch. 1 month ago

    we did this in my experimental design course. they get so angry when they're drunk😂

  • Jo McKillop
    Jo McKillop 1 month ago

    Gotta be whisky! Why? Because you can't expect a can of bud to beat a decapod.

  • Dick Lord
    Dick Lord 2 months ago

    hearing crayfish instead of crawfish so many times was terrible

  • Penfrindle
    Penfrindle 2 months ago

    I wonder if the alcohol gave them a better taste once cooked lol

  • Default S
    Default S 2 months ago

    Dude, that's far out man.

  • Laura Eshelman
    Laura Eshelman 2 months ago

    "boozy baths"

  • Jan Christian Frodahl
    Jan Christian Frodahl 2 months ago

    Way more alcohol needed to get drunk alone..
    Also very very sad..

  • Serria Yisasia
    Serria Yisasia 2 months ago

    Yea salt retains water. I could have told you guys that lol. I have POTS, if I don't have a regular intake of salt, I'll get super dehydrated and can't function. The second salt is introduced when I'm feeling like shit, then it's like day and night, I instantly feel a thousand times better.

    Salt is weird like that. I care Pink Himalayan Salt around in my purse just in case lol.

  • Leila Smith
    Leila Smith 2 months ago

    Tail flipping sounds like an actual drunk term for crayfish now.

  • xMusicx
    xMusicx 2 months ago

    Really, I think the scientists were the one's drunk.

  • UnholyDK
    UnholyDK 2 months ago

    I read the whole crayfish article and I was honestly surprised at how accurately they act like drunk people. One even called his ex at 3am

  • twistedyogert
    twistedyogert 2 months ago

    I still want to see if a tardigrade can get drunk.

  • Ryan Kreder
    Ryan Kreder 2 months ago

    Can you please get horses drunk? Maybe invite me...?

  • Aaron Sellers
    Aaron Sellers 2 months ago

    When he says crayfish it makes me cringe......

  • Māris Samats
    Māris Samats 2 months ago

    Salt is nice. Alcohol as well.

  • 蔡浩哲
    蔡浩哲 2 months ago

    Never drink alone!

  • Chris Waldrip
    Chris Waldrip 2 months ago

    BUT! How did the drunk crayfish... TASTE! 😁

  • Jordan Gonzales
    Jordan Gonzales 2 months ago

    makes me uncomfortable that you call them crayfish. there called crawfish..craw not cray. I'm in a position to say this because I'm from Louisiana and it's a staple here

  • Steve Yang
    Steve Yang 2 months ago


  • G0BLiN
    G0BLiN 2 months ago

    This says nothing

  • Willie Stroker
    Willie Stroker 2 months ago

    next week these same scientists will make drunken Mirelurks by exposing these drunken crayfish to the estimated levels of solar radiation currently on mars.

  • Benjamin Keslar
    Benjamin Keslar 2 months ago

    For science. The best excuse for anything.

  • Benny Mahony
    Benny Mahony 2 months ago


  • Paul Nel
    Paul Nel 2 months ago

    Cody brought me here!

  • nevim neresim
    nevim neresim 2 months ago

    Who is here from Cody?

  • MXKevin117
    MXKevin117 2 months ago

    I saw this video open in a google chrome tab on one of CodyLabs videos.

  • Brey Keck
    Brey Keck 2 months ago

    craw fish

  • Maple Syrup
    Maple Syrup 2 months ago

    Anybody from cody's lab?

  • Seraphim
    Seraphim 2 months ago

    sigh, it costs me like £20 - £30 to get drunk these days it's just not worth it and it doesn't last long anymore...

  • Allan Bruno Petersen
    Allan Bruno Petersen 2 months ago

    In the "Mars520" mission they also found out how much salt it took to start damaging blood vessels. Referred in the latter half of this video:

  • Carlos Calderon
    Carlos Calderon 2 months ago


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    retardededgykid _ 2 months ago


  • Nik Kot
    Nik Kot 2 months ago

    Who's here from Cody?

  • MichealRein
    MichealRein 2 months ago


  • Samir Salah-Aïech
    Samir Salah-Aïech 2 months ago

    I know that urea is used as an osmotic diuretic, so how is it supposed to minimize diuresis?

  • jake0q
    jake0q 2 months ago

    who else saw this video in Codys Lab

  • Alan Tennant
    Alan Tennant 2 months ago

    Plenty of human crayfish about then. But some people, and some entire pubs, are not. Places where if anything more alcohol is consumed and stronger stuff at that, but all that happens is lots of conversation and contemplation, and the most crustacean things ever get is between the ideals of plato and socrates, or C# and Hascal.

  • AnatoleH1
    AnatoleH1 2 months ago

    Cody'sLab brought me here :D

  • wiadroman
    wiadroman 2 months ago

    2:33 "Crayfish are obviously different from humans" - you really need to see London or Dublin over weekend :-)

  • KiliK
    KiliK 2 months ago

    cody watched this video

  • Roland Kontson
    Roland Kontson 2 months ago

    Would like all the subjects in the title - found the sodium part more interesting.

  • Micha Berger
    Micha Berger 2 months ago

    A study about the benefits of salt consumption in space, and no mention of teleportation?

    FORD PREFECT: I bought some peanuts.

    ARTHUR DENT: What?!

    FORD PREFECT: If you’ve never been through a matter transference beam before, you’ve probably lost some salt and protein. The beer you had should’ve cushioned your system a bit. How are you feeling?

    ARTHUR DENT: Like a military academy - bits of me keep on passing out. If I asked you where the hell we were, would I regret it?
    - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Doublas Adams

  • Midget Penguin
    Midget Penguin 2 months ago

    Uh wouldn't be with more crayfish make them more active? More active means more breathing.. more breathing means getting drunk faster..

  • Anže Šuc
    Anže Šuc 2 months ago

    Anyone here because they saw this video in Cody's open web tab in his last video?

  • Ian Lam
    Ian Lam 2 months ago

    dont u think simply because socialised clay fish hv more activity and talk more so they drink more of the alcohol? it would be silly if i am right.

  • DubTurd
    DubTurd 2 months ago

    Crab people. All i'm saying.

  • InCrIpTiOn
    InCrIpTiOn 2 months ago

    Codyslab anyone?

  • zingadooda
    zingadooda 2 months ago

    Nearly 10 years ago... Still worth watching

  • John Sochacki
    John Sochacki 2 months ago

    Crayfish are a part of Bon Scotts' big balls.

  • Kurwin Saunders
    Kurwin Saunders 2 months ago

    Tomfoolery! Shenanigans!

  • Manuel Barraza
    Manuel Barraza 2 months ago

    I have heard stories about Mexican soldiers in mountain range eating more salt do they can pee less and conserve more water.

  • I N
    I N 2 months ago

    Funny how they torture animals and we're all ok with it

  • Anthony Tudtud
    Anthony Tudtud 2 months ago

    where's the video of the crayfish getting drunk?

  • sexy korean girl
    sexy korean girl 2 months ago

    the value of this research is what?

  • Benjamin Shields
    Benjamin Shields 2 months ago

    It feels like the greenscreen quality went down...

  • bobbiebob575 bob
    bobbiebob575 bob 2 months ago

    Sorry, what city was that?

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