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Carnivore Shrimps! oh my!

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posted on Mar, 17 2005 @ 09:47 AM
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JUst when you thought you were safe from shrimps these critters come along!

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YIKES!


[edit on 17/3/2005 by GrOuNd_ZeRo]




posted on Mar, 17 2005 @ 09:59 AM
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Thats very interesting...


The 3-inch (7.6-cm), flesh-colored crustacean can lie dormant for years, even decades, in egg form, emerging only when infrequent rains and runoff fill the desert lakes of southwestern Idaho. Then it goes amok, eating, mating and laying eggs before another dry spell descends.


Life never ceases to amaze me.



posted on Mar, 17 2005 @ 10:16 AM
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Scary little creatures arn't they



I'm glad the UK is free of such creatures



posted on Mar, 17 2005 @ 11:02 AM
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Originally posted by UK Wizard
Scary little creatures arn't they



I'm glad the UK is free of such creatures


I envision an encounter with one of those things looking something like this:




posted on Mar, 17 2005 @ 12:19 PM
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From the article it doesn't mention where these shrimp were found. If they were found in Idaho they must be fresh water right?

I didn't know of fresh water shrimp. Otherwise, I find it iteresting that there are cannibalistic shrimp.



posted on Mar, 17 2005 @ 04:23 PM
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Good thing is these guys aren't dangerous. Are they? *twilight zone music* Well, nature is evolving all the time.



posted on Mar, 18 2005 @ 05:38 AM
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>_>



posted on Mar, 18 2005 @ 07:32 AM
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i wonder how these shrimp would taste



posted on Mar, 18 2005 @ 08:23 AM
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they are 3 inches long...............

this dude would scare the bejeesus outta me..........
thank goodness he lives where I will never go......


www.seasky.org...



posted on Mar, 18 2005 @ 10:19 AM
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I can believe the article. If bugs can be carnivourous why can't shrimp?



posted on Mar, 18 2005 @ 12:02 PM
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I did a little further reading on these guys. They have spikes on their abdomens, so if they are full from eating other fairy shrimp, and they catch some more food they will bite the food, probably not enough to kill it, then stick the shrimp on one of the spikes and eat it later. They can store up to 4 snacks this way. By the way, they are eating mostly other types of Fairy shrimp.

www.ledger-enquirer.com...



posted on Mar, 18 2005 @ 02:20 PM
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That they store food on spikes reminds of the game giants: citzen kabuto



posted on Mar, 18 2005 @ 03:03 PM
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Pretty much what I pictured too....ick!


Although, at 3 inches it'll squash nicely under a boot...



posted on Mar, 18 2005 @ 06:31 PM
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LOL so I wasn't the only one that thought they looked like face-huggers (the scene came into my mind of the face huggers in those tubes in "Aliens")



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