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Cuttle vs crab video

Fieroguy19

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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.

 

CaptFish

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:shock: SWEET!
 

Thales

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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.
 

Thales

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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.
 

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