Beaker Mimicking a hermit/snail

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  1. DrBatty

    DrBatty GPO Supporter

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    Been meaning to post this for awhile....definitely one of my favorite displays that he does! I think he's trying to look like a hermit, but it's hard to tell....

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  2. Neogonodactylus

    Neogonodactylus Haliphron Atlanticus Staff Member Moderator

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    This is a common posture for Abdopus aculeatus, particularly when disturbed. I particularly like the jerky locomotion that looks very much like a hermit teetering along. H. lunulata does the same thing, but much less commonly.

    Roy
     
  3. Animal Mother

    Animal Mother Architeuthis Supporter

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    Einy does that too :)
     
  4. Brock Fluharty

    Brock Fluharty Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    I think it looks like a large hermit crab, the way he scuttles...then flies...lazy...lol. Yeah, all of my hermits fly around the tank when they get bored of walking...

    That would be a nightmare having blue leg hermits FLYING around my tank, harassing my fish...lol.
     

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