Cuttle vs crab video

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  1. Fieroguy19

    Fieroguy19 Larval Mass Registered

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    Raised this cuttle from an egg since March. Recently been feeding live ghost shrimp but was able to find a SW crab from a local hobbiest that was about the right size so I thought it would be a nice treat for the cuttle.

     
  2. corpusse

    corpusse Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Neat video but next time it would probably be safer to remove the big claws.
     
  3. CaptFish

    CaptFish Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    :shock: SWEET!
     
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    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    Interesting that the cuttlefish turned the crab around so the claws were facing away from the cuttle.
     
  5. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    IME, S. bandensis are pretty good at turning the business parts of crabs around, away from their arms. It happens very fast even if they can't don't snag the crab from behind. I may also be evidence of venom because the crabs stop struggling very very quickly. They are so efficient at not getting clawed that I have stopped removing the claws from shore crabs when I feed them.

    Very cool vid.
     
  6. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    I ear-marked the video as a great example of cephalotoxin at work. Thanks!
     
  7. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    D - you should mark that as 'possible' toxin at work. :smile:
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Thales, further qualification please.
     
  9. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Saying that it is a cephalotoxin reaction is an assumption. We don't know if its a cephalotoxin reaction - the science simply hasn't been done. In a hobby that is covered in assumptions as fact, I like to be careful and clear when I can.
     
  10. corpusse

    corpusse Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    I should try giving my cuttle a crab. Maybe I'll pick him up an emerald next time I'm out.
     

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