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Thu May 28, 2020, 05:18 PM

Giant undersea bug in Toba Aquarium poops for first time in two years

A momentous event took place in Toba Aquarium on 26 May, when the keeper of the facility’s five giant isopods discovered fecal matter in their tank. This would be the first time since April of 2018 that even a trace of poop had been found.

Giant isopods are relatives of those bugs kids around the world play with by poking with a stick so that they curl up into a ball. Pill-bug, potato-bug, roly-poly, or doodle bug are among these things’ many common names, and a fun fact about them is that they are among the very few crustaceans that live on land.
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This time it resulted in a much happier ending for the five isopods which were introduced to the facility in Toba City, Mie Prefecture, in 2013. Moreover, the feces was found to contain scales of a fish not served by the aquarium.

This means that the food which went into making this poop must have been consumed over seven years ago, before they came to the aquarium. While it isn’t clear exactly which isopod dropped the deuce, the finding is a breakthrough in the field of giant isopod regularity, and will hopefully trigger more detailed research into the subject.

https://soranews24.com/2020/05/29/giant-undersea-bug-in-toba-aquarium-poops-for-first-time-in-two-years/

For scale - the size of their isopods:

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Reply Giant undersea bug in Toba Aquarium poops for first time in two years (Original post)
muriel_volestrangler May 28 OP
Budi May 28 #1
Faux pas May 28 #2
muriel_volestrangler May 28 #4
Karadeniz May 29 #11
Red Mountain May 28 #3
marble falls May 28 #5
DemoTex May 28 #6
LastDemocratInSC May 28 #7
lagomorph777 May 29 #9
dhill926 May 28 #8
LudwigPastorius May 29 #10
MFM008 Jun 1 #12
Stuart G Jun 9 #13

Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 05:24 PM

1. I'll take this as a sign from al the mysteries of nature & the universe that..

..that the Trump regime will fall.

Yiipppee!

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 05:27 PM

2. Whoa

and shiver at the ookieness

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Response to Faux pas (Reply #2)

Thu May 28, 2020, 05:35 PM

4. Giant isopods are so cool, they have built-in shades

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #4)

Fri May 29, 2020, 04:43 PM

11. That thing looks like a giant dust mite...ugh!

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 05:32 PM

3. One of the lesser known signs of the apocalypse

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 05:40 PM

5. A Seismic Recorder at the State University recorded the sigh of relief at 2.8 on the Richter scale.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 05:51 PM

6. The Costive Crustacean

Costive, but not crapulent.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 06:05 PM

7. I bet he's been in a foul mood for a year and a half.

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Response to LastDemocratInSC (Reply #7)

Fri May 29, 2020, 10:37 AM

9. What a moving story.

I am relieved to hear he went well.

On the darker side, I recently saw some undersea footage that seems to show one of these guys snapping up a huge shark in the blink of an eye. Not quite as cute and cuddly as his land-dwelling cousins!

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 06:32 PM

8. laughed my ass off at the last paragraph...

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 04:23 PM

10. Didn't I see some of those things in the Cloverfield movie?

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Response to LudwigPastorius (Reply #10)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 05:40 AM

12. I thought

That was a giant fish grasshopper...

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Tue Jun 9, 2020, 12:18 AM

13. A great post about poop...K and R..thank you...

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