Shy Prawns Eat More Food!

“How fast can you finish your food?” When this question was asked with respect to the animal kingdom, researchers named the crustaceans, but there is a twist in the story. Researchers at the University of Exeter have discovered that among crustaceans, there are two types of prawns—bold and shy. You might be thinking that the bolder prawns would be good at consuming their food, while all others would be seen shying away. Well, the actual scenario is entirely different. The latter type feed longer on the obtained food as compared to the former, until they completely finish the meal. Although the reason is not yet clear, the researchers believe that the bolder prawns tend to explore more opportunities for obtaining food, whereas the shyer prawns stay back and fully consume the already obtained food.


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