NANFA-- Snapping Sound, Redhorses

Mark (
Wed, 8 Aug 2001 14:01:38 -0400

Thanks for the responses. Here's my wild, off-the-cuff theories -- They
use the loud noise to frighten invertebrates out of their hiding places
then snatch them up as they are fleeing. Or they use it to find and
socialize with one another.

Seems like it would be next to impossible to really nail down how the sound
is produced unless you could manipulate the parts of a fresh specimen and
produce the sound manually. Don't know how else you could force them to do
it for you. Maybe drugs? Something that would make them really happy?

Columbus Ohio USA <))><

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