Posts Tagged ‘Shimek’

Look! Down in the Mud, It’s Snail, … No! It’s Clam, … No!! It’s Superbug … Bathynomus giganteus

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?

24 May 1:32 PM 2 Read More...

What a Sweet Way to Kill!

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.

10 Jan 12:21 PM 4 Read More...

Are There Any Bristleworms With Venomous Bristles?

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.

15 Dec 2:30 PM 4 Read More...

Oddities 03 – Pycnogonids, Underwater Tuffet Sitters?

My students might be forgiven for thinking pycnogonids are comprised only of legs and the hinges fastening those legs together.

12 Nov 12:58 PM 2 Read More...

Flashing in Disco Clams

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.

29 Jun 1:26 PM 0 Read More...