Copper

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  1. ant

    ant Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Correct me if i am wrong.... Starfish are inverts,octi are inverts, so they have the same sensitivity to copper?
     
  2. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    There are many, many different invertebrates-- generalizing about them like that is similar to saying "gophers are vertebrates. goldfish are vertebrates. I know if I hold a gopher underwater for 5 minutes it will die, so it stands to reason that if I hold a goldfish under water for 5 minutes it will die."

    However, I have no idea if starfish are sensitive to copper levels or not.
     
  3. corw314

    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    I would say yes. They are an invert and all inverts are sensative to copper. (I think?) Have always thought so anyway.......
     
  4. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    generally copper and inverts don't mix

    can you be more specific? is it for a treatment?
     

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