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Old 02-01-2006, 03:16 PM   #1
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Something got slimed,bad...

What in the world would slime something that died? When I came home from work there was a whole mess of it covering a small clam that had perished.
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That slime is coming from the dead animal. Welcome to the wonderful world of the nasty dead invert...YUK!! Smells just as bad as it looks too.
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That slime is coming from the dead animal. Welcome to the wonderful world of the nasty dead invert...YUK!! Smells just as bad as it looks too.
there must have been a 1/8 cup of slime for something that was a 1/4 inch in size? its not that im doubting,i just cant see that much slime for somthing that small. I also get slime when a hermit get ripped from its shell.Can it be some thing else that uses slime for lets say trapping its prey?
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Slime is generally a protective coating on the animal's flesh and perhaps one of the first things to start decomposing. I don't know of anything that uses slime as a way to capture prey.
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