10-06-2015, 07:51 PM
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Dallas, Texas
| | Re: self sustaining mini ecosystem
Now this is an existential question.
Clearly for a sentient, social animal, this existence would be intolerable. (I am using a very broad definition of "sentient".) But does the shrimp have those qualities? Does the shrimp need or desire stimulation? Presumably, the shrimp would reproduce if the opportunity presented itself, but does it perceive the lack of that opportunity?