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arobwk

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Krill
« on: February 11, 2021, 12:14:26 am »
Not many people know this, but ...

"Krill have the unusual distinction of being one of the few creatures that can reverse molt into smaller shells when food is scarce"  is what I read.

I just had to share this revelation:  I now have a headache trying to work out how on earth they can bring this body-reduction transformation off !  LoL
« Last Edit: February 11, 2021, 12:17:33 am by arobwk »

Fleecewife

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Re: Krill
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2021, 12:56:46 am »
I think we can do it too  ;D
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DippyEgg

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Re: Krill
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2021, 07:17:20 am »
I think we can do it too  ;D

I am trying, but it's not easy! :pig:

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Krill
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2021, 09:34:44 am »
That's bonkers!  "Hey, food is scarce - let me put my limited resources into making a new smaller wardrobe".

P.S. I actually went out to work last week. My work trousers evidently thought I'd died, and were so upset, they haven't been eating properly the past year. They've lost so much weight, I hardly fit them  :'( .
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Q

  • Joined Apr 2013
Re: Krill
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2021, 12:59:12 pm »
Krill have the unusual distinction of being one of the few creatures that can reverse molt into smaller shells when food is scarce"

"..one of the few.."? - grrrrr now I want to know what the others are..
« Last Edit: February 11, 2021, 08:00:52 pm by Q »
If you cant beat 'em then at least bugger 'em about a bit. :innocent:

macgro7

  • Joined Feb 2016
Re: Krill
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2021, 01:42:25 pm »
That's bonkers!  "Hey, food is scarce - let me put my limited resources into making a new smaller wardrobe".

P.S. I actually went out to work last week. My work trousers evidently thought I'd died, and were so upset, they haven't been eating properly the past year. They've lost so much weight, I hardly fit them  :'( .
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Backinwellies

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Re: Krill
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2021, 07:32:14 am »


P.S. I actually went out to work last week. My work trousers evidently thought I'd died, and were so upset, they haven't been eating properly the past year. They've lost so much weight, I hardly fit them  :'( .

I've had to give one of my fav  pairs to OH ....  even the elastic band instead of button had shrunk!!   :roflanim:
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arobwk

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Re: Krill
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2021, 03:46:58 pm »
Talking of Krill, I've just discovered that the woodlouse is also a crustacean apparently (i.e. not an insect). I guess that means they have gills of sorts !!

Fleecewife

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Re: Krill
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2021, 04:02:21 pm »
Talking of Krill, I've just discovered that the woodlouse is also a crustacean apparently (i.e. not an insect). I guess that means they have gills of sorts !!

...and did you know that the females have a marsupium in which they carry their eggs?  I've no idea what a marsupium is, but it sounds kind of antipodean, and pouchy. Woodlice took to the land in the carboniferous and have since mutated into about 3,000 different forms. Pretty magnificent for a little slater.
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arobwk

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Re: Krill
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2021, 05:14:15 pm »
I did your research for you @Fleecewife and marsupium is pretty much as you describe.

I was a bit surprised by Wiki entry assertion that ... "They are popular as terrarium pets because of their varied colour and texture forms, conglobating ability and ease of care."


I don't think I'll bother.
« Last Edit: February 14, 2021, 05:16:42 pm by arobwk »

Fleecewife

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Re: Krill
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2021, 05:27:02 pm »
I did your research for you @Fleecewife and marsupium is pretty much as you describe.

I was a bit surprised by Wiki entry assertion that ... "They are popular as terrarium pets because of their varied colour and texture forms, conglobating ability and ease of care."


I don't think I'll bother.


Oh I think if there was not a moratorium on more pets in this household I might well go for it. After all if you can invite people to see your conglobating, marsupiumed, terrestrial crustaceans, what's to resist.  They are very cute after all  :D


(Um...@Dan, I've tried clicking the pink square up there as usual but the quote hasn't come through properly this time.)
« Last Edit: February 14, 2021, 05:29:36 pm by Fleecewife »
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arobwk

  • Joined Nov 2015
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Re: Krill
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2021, 10:47:40 pm »
Lol !

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
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Re: Krill
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2021, 09:33:53 am »
I just googled conglobating and didn't regret it.
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Fleecewife

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Re: Krill
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2021, 11:44:12 am »
I just googled conglobating and didn't regret it.

It's an art form...
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   # Freedom to Express Normal Behavior.
   # Freedom from Fear and Distress

arobwk

  • Joined Nov 2015
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Re: Krill
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2021, 05:25:24 pm »
I just googled conglobating and didn't regret it.

But did you take a guess at meaning before Googling ??   :)

 

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