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wow i didn't know this is where we get cuttlebones from!

Discussion in 'General Tortoise Discussion' started by russian/sulcata/tortoise, Jan 1, 2015.

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  1. Momof4

    Momof4 Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I learn something new everyday!!! I had no clue! I thought they were man made and packaged in a factory!
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    Grandpa Turtle 144 Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    ImageUploadedByTortoise Forum1420182591.569384.jpg so you really think this man really boils these salt water creatures before he sells them ?
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    I honestly had no clue either, but when I saw the pic posted...ewwww LOL
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    russian/sulcata/tortoise Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Ok, another ewwww !
    I knew it came from a cuttle fish, but I though the bones were smaller
    and compressed in the form at a factory or something. ~~~
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    russian/sulcata/tortoise Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    cuttlefish are cute:(. they kill so many of them.
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    we get loads out of the cuttlefish we use for fishing bait. you have to be care full taking them out or they end up covered in ink. they wash up on the beaches during the summer months where i live. they come here to mate and lay their eggs dying afterwards. i think they look like aliens with them eyes.
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    But squid is tasty... :rolleyes:
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    Wow ive never even seen a real live one!! They're beautiful. It's weird that although it's called cuttle fish ive never actually thought of it as a living fishy kind of creature. I feel kind of bad now lol
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    Cuttlefish are really cool. I watched a documentary once about them.
    They have these AWESOME cells that allow them to morph colors and shapes in seconds.
    *Most cuttlefish that have cuttlebone's harvested from them are found dead in fishing nets or raised on a farm for food, then you know, killed, but cuttlefish are 'threatened' on the ICUN red list, so harvesting from wild animals is discouraged :)
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    I had no idea either. That's crazy... I thought it was ground up bones shaped in an oval or something.... I wonder what else I am completely ignorant about? I am sure there's lots!
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    Once my cousin caught a tiny cuttle fish :) I can't find a photo :(
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    They are adorable! :p
    I'll try to find the documentary, it was really great! :D
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    I have no problem with the farm raised or washed up ones. I wonder how you tell where the ones you buy come from??
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    2007
    Cuttlefish : Kings of Camouflage
    PBS
    (you can watch it on YouTube;) )
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    I hope this link works, the footage is mind blowing. What a truly amazing little creature!!!
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    I have a newfound respect for the lowly cuttle fish. I still can't get my head round the fact that my tort munches quite happily on this or just how ignorant I have been, never before questioning just what it actually is!! This is just another reason why I love this forum :)
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    some cuttlefish have short life span , maybe less then a year ?
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    They also use cuttlefish in the medical industry. Also dentists use it, i believe to stop bleeding.
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    dmmj The member formerly known as captain awesome Moderator 10 Year Member!

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    So you guys like sausage, but don't want to know how it's made?
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