Re: NANFA-- Sand ingestion [was Hogsucker husbandry]

Todd Crail (
Thu, 1 Jul 2004 23:25:53 -0400

Hmmmm.... Ammophagy. Thanks for compiling and posting this Jan. I think I
need to just get my butt over to the U in spite of my Corporate burnout and
start doing some research to see how much of this has been studied, and in
other species. Might just have a winner here. I really wasn't looking
forward to getting pigeon holed into smashing cells or doing ecology math :)

I also like Nick's idea as a "scrubber". Hadn't thought about that.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Hoover, Jan J ERDC-EL-MS" <>
> I thought that this paper addressed possible explanations for this
> behavior (e.g., digestive aids, micro-prey or "meio-prey," ballast, etc.)
> but was wrong. Was probably remembering discussions with the author (Bill
> was my major prof).
> The mystery and allure of "ammophagy" continues.
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