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Mistletoe for Sea Dragons

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by Zooplantman, 28 Dec 2009.

  1. Zooplantman

    Zooplantman Well-Known Member

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  2. gentle lemur

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    I wonder if this is an April Fool story that is four months early (or eight months late)?
    I didn't know that Weymouth had leafy sea dragons, and as I'm fond of syngnathids, I'll have to plan a visit.

    Alan
     
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    What a brilliant idea. I always thought Mistletoe was poisonous though :S Maybe not to Leafy Sea Dragons? XD
     
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    It is indeed poisonous, but the dragons are fighting it not eating it. I suspect that the toxins are not water soluble.
    Or...the Aquarium has made a terrible terrible mistake.
     
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    The photo in the article is not very large, but it looks rather like plastic mistletoe to me.

    Alan