electric clam with octopus?

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  1. blljzy912

    blljzy912 Cuttlefish Registered

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    is there anyway the octopus can be effected by the electric clam?
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    If an electric clam is Indonesian scallop that phosphoreses there should be no harm to an octopus. HOWEVER, no mollask is safe from becoming octopus food.
     
  3. AquaticEngineer

    AquaticEngineer GPO Registered

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    Maybe indigestion :wink:
     
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    Neogonodactylus Haliphron Atlanticus Staff Member Moderator

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    Electric clams don't phosphorese. The bright blue line on the edge of the mantle is reflected light.

    One of my PhD students is working on what is the function of this signal.

    Roy
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    I had never heard of them so I looked them up to be sure there was not a known dangerous property. Very interesting scallop and I hope you can let us know what the student discovers.
     
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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    The scallops are also notoriously hard to keep, needing a lot of specialized food. They aren't really a simple animal, and often shouldn't be purchased.
     
  7. blljzy912

    blljzy912 Cuttlefish Registered

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    That's good to know thanks everyone I think I'm going to try and keep them together
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    I am confused why you would keep them together. The octopus will eat the clam. There is no possibility of it NOT being eaten.
     
  9. blljzy912

    blljzy912 Cuttlefish Registered

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    Oh sorry I miss read it
     
  10. Cuddlycuttlefsh

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    Lol, yeah do forget that. :lol:
     

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