But – REALLY, folks, when was the last time you had the opportunity to watch a video of football-sized isopods eating a dead gator…or a dead anything?
Once these weaponized insulins are absorbed, the fish go into insulin shock. The weaponized insulins do not allow any recovery, once inside the fish, the insulin function can’t be shut off, and the victim remains in hypoglycemic shock, unable to move, until the slowly moving predator ingests it.
Fireworms, generally called Bristleworms by aquarists, can cause painful stings. After a fresh look, there is finally evidence that the fire worms have a venom in their bristles.
My students might be forgiven for thinking pycnogonids are comprised only of legs and the hinges fastening those legs together.
In a very nice, easily understood, short paper, available online, free of charge, L, Dougherty and collaborators examined the “disco flashing” seen in the edges of the mantle of the bivalve Ctenoides ales.