Tralfaz finally catches something (besides a cold)

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  1. lawfish

    lawfish GPO Registered

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    Well He finally did it. Tralfaz is able to catch crayfish. He seems to love them. I've also noticed that he is trying new ways of hunting the shrimp. Today I saw him using the "parachute" method. He climbs up the glass moves over top of a shrimp and then trys to envelop them in his mantle when he floats down. Nearly got one today :notworth:

    Oh, he also flashed a weird color pattern when he caught the crayfish. Kind of yellow/orange at the edges. Looked cool. Has anyone seen this coloration on any of his siblings. (see below picture - sorry not so clear but the airstone was running) I also attached a pic of him sitting in "his spot" happily munching away on the crayfish.

    I think that the shrimp's days may be numbered. :twisted:

    George
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi George,

    Congratulations to Tralfaz! :D - all of our little bimacs have had to learn these skills. I wonder whether Tralfaz will take up hunting shrimp at night like Ollie did for a while. Ollie was much more successful sneaking up on them at night than he was at catching them during the day.

    I haven't seen any specific color pattern when Ollie has caught something, but it's usually dramatic color, not drab. I'll watch more closely the next time.

    Nancy
     
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    Nice pics! Roxy ocasionally gets those orange spots and orange tentacles, but not the orange "eyebrows". I don't think she does it at any specific time, like when hunting. Roxy ate a bunch of shrimp in the beggining but has allowed the last 4 to live for the past couple weeks. Although she constantly tortures them like a dog after a cat. :twisted:
     

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