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Old 06-26-2003, 08:35 PM   #1
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starfish enigma

A couple of weeks ago I bought a starfish, which I thought was a sand sifter. Now the strangest thing happend. Today half of his leg came off and it is still moving, the starfish is alive as well. I have seen a starfish regenerate a leg, but I have never seen a leg regenerate a starfish. Does anybody know anything about this? I attached a photo of it.
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Many starfish reproduce by dropping legs, then the leg grws into a starfish, however, I thought some part of the disc had to be left on the leg. I am uncertain if the tip of a leg will grow into another starfish, but it is certainly possible.
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I agree with RR. Its probably having babies. Congrats!
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Now the starfish has three detached legs. The detached legs are moving on the glace as well as the starfish.
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Well, I'm no starfish expert, but this doesn't sound good, typically when starfish start dropping legs willy nilly, the end is near
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Oh Dear .... (Starts playin taps) hope you saved the receipt
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