Feeding tentacles don't stick to ...

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  1. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Peeled shrimp. I got some frozen bait shrimp from NEBS to try out. I decided to pull the heads and shells to reduce waste in the tank. Oddly, every strike was unsuccessful, though they were able to grab the shrimp with their arms. Tomorrow, same shrimp with the shells still onto see what happens.
     
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    daddysquoc Wonderpus Registered

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    what are you feedng them to?
     
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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Adult S. bandensis.
     
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    Paradox Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    Ive seen this happen.

    I never actually put much thought into it, but I assumed this was because it didn't think it was food after it touches it. But maybe your correct.
     
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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    I have no idea. Maybe if I go back to school, that will be my focus. :D
     
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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Actually, they kept striking it, the just seemed to not be able to get a grip.
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Most interesting. Octane often "drops" his peeled shrimp if it is being hand fed but takes the same piece from a stick. Lately, he has started coming to the top and flipping upside down (mouth up) when Neal goes to feed him.
     

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