Feeding ecology and diet

In their natural habitat remipedes have been observed feeding on cave shrimp and on blind cave fish. In laboratory experiments they will capture, subdue, and eat cave shrimp. Additionally they will eat non-native food items such as brine shrimp and bloodworms. They use the fang of the first maxilla to inject a secretory product into their prey that immobilizes and kills it. The fang is connected by a duct to a large secretory gland. The secretory product remains unanalyzed. Remipedes have a close association with the sediment in some caves. In captivity they have been observed to gather sedi-

ment into a small bolus, hold it over their mouth, and ingest material. Some scientists believe that they are using bacteria found in the sediment as either a food source or for some physiological purpose.

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