Alien Beast?! Terror from the Deep?!?

Jean

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Is the relationship ecto-commensal or parasitic, or both?

Hi John,

Mainly ecto-commensal from what I gather the host appears to suffer very little from the passengers and in some cases may get a slight camouflage benefit (crabs etc). Only exception to this was a trilobite where the bryos had overgrown all of one eye and most of the other! :cyclops:

We're also pretty certain that one of our fish spp has bryo's growing on the skin (fish has no scales) but we need to wait until one dies before we can get our bryo person to examine them. This fish is also known to carry hydroids.

Cheers
J
 

WhiteKiboko

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WhiteKiboko said:
Melissa said:
- isn't that just a cockroach by another name? :yuck:

yes but a bit larger than the ordinary ones...walking down the back streets of charleston at night you'll see some rather huge ones...

like an idiot, i forgot one slight detail..... they can fly :roll: was reminded after dispatching two over the past few days.....
 

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