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Old 05-05-2012, 12:02 AM   #1
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Asterina... it's what's for dinner

Here's a pic of my Linkia eating an Asterina. Cool... yet disturbing. Does this count as cannibalism?
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Old 05-05-2012, 12:04 AM   #2
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Cool pic. Nice starfish! Cannibalism...no. I think of it as humans eating monkeys....
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wrong place at the wrong time....

Yum nothing like eating the little guy for lunch huh?
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Cool pic. Nice starfish! Cannibalism...no. I think of it as humans eating monkeys....
With some fava beans and a nice Chianti, sure.
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With some fava beans and a nice Chianti, sure.
Chianti? That Star deserves a cold Beer.
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A cold beer for the linkia, morphine for the asterina. I can't stop watching.
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With some fava beans and a nice Chianti, sure.
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With some fava beans and a nice Chianti, sure.
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Well, as I suspected but wanted to be false... Linkias do not eat asterinas. He spend a good 2 hours with the asterina in his mouth, then moved on. The asterina was not even mildly inconvenienced. So sadly, I did not discover a new food source for Linkias. It was illogical and wishful thinking... I really, really want a blue one as well, but supporting even one Linkia in good health in a 60 is difficult.

But... Cool picture!!!
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Interesting that the linkia spent that much time with it, Cant say i ever saw that behaviour, then again I have only kept a few stars, mostly large brittles, I love the green ones.
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I had acouple blue's some time ago. Had it a couple months.... I'm guessing they starve?

Nice pic Helen.
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Beautiful pic Helen!
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:44 AM   #14
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Thanks! I owe the pic to the perfect pose of the Linkia.

Has anyone kept a blue linkia and an orange linkia? How big of a tank?
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