Ink as Predatory Tactic

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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Japanese pygmy squid (Idiosepius paradoxus) use ink for predation as well as for defence

     
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    YouTube Video of the Japanese pygmy squid using ink to confuse prey

     
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    :tentacle:Oh, this is super cool! Thanks for sharing the info and the video!
     
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    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Yeah, really cool! Some molluscan ink (I'm thinking of sea hares) is used to dull the olfactory senses of crustaceans (predatory lobsters in this example), so not too much of a stretch to use it for hunting crustaceans as well!
     

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