So this happened.

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  1. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    While working on my tank I accidentally knocked my urchin off the side, and as luck would have it the urchin landed smack in the middle of the anemone.

    Removal off the urchin proved futile. Everything that touched the anemones stuck to the anemone like glue. Absolutely nothing I could do, so I decided to hope for the best. Seemed completely plausible that I might loose both the anemone and the urchin, at the very least one of the inverts would meet it's end.

    The Haddoni anemone completely enveloped the urchin for about 10 minutes and then expelled the urchin intact. The urchin lost some spines but 4 days later the urchin seems back to normal.

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  3. Billme

    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    Pretty good aquarium drama . Would I be considered a nerd if I was sitting on the edge of my seat?
     
  4. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    LOL. Trust me it was a stressful 10 minutes. As soon as I figured out I could not do a thing about it the anemone spit the urchin out.

    Urchins must not be capable of receiving the nematocyst from anemones. Makes sense, but you can see the urchins feet/legs why would that tissue not be affected?
    Seems like the anemone's tissue would be perforated by the sharp spines of the urchin, but no.

    Who knew. o_O
     
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  5. Pastey

    Pastey Ritteri Anemone

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    Well I guess we now know what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object....
     
  6. Mr. Bill

    Mr. Bill Native Floridian

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    Wow! I would've lost it. :oops::(:eek: Kudos to you for staying sane enough to realize you couldn't help. :thumbs_up1: ;)
     
  7. Billme

    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    have to admit that I would be frustrated. Ideally there is a solution for anything, and I guess the anemone knew how to handle it. Bet they both have a little more respect for each other now.
     
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  9. chris adams

    chris adams Purple Tang

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    Wild stuff! you so needed a slow motion video of that. Drop it in again ha ha :)
     
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    That's insane. That's a cool story though, thanks for sharing
     
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  11. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    so glad it turned out well!
     
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    Mr. Bill Native Floridian

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    ^^^ :yelrotflmao: ^^^
     
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