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The Predator Strikes Again!

Animated .GIF (161K) extracted from AVI movie
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Duration: 18 second clip
  • 00:00 Predatory cone shell (Conus textile) with siphon up moves in on a mollusc which has climbed up the wall of the tank to the water line to try to escape.
  • 00:09 Cone shell begins to extend its proboscis towards the soft under-belly of the mollusc.
  • 00:17 Envenomation: Cone shell fires its venomous barb. Mollusc falls to the floor of the tank. .
  • 00:18 The excess venom is clearly seen as a white mass which remains high on the wall of the tank.

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