Advertisement Well more of the story is that she started walking around, turned around and started taking it out so tried to stop her by making a small disturbance. She started walking around again, I had to stop myself from doing anything and letting it take it's course, has to be a reason for it. I caught her here in the photo right before she crushed it, took it out and ate it. I didn't see that happen the other two times with this species and never have seen it before with any other sps but I mostly mess with heros. The heros spermatophore "melts" after several seconds when not picked up. But the galapagoensis spermatophore looked like it might be a little more tough. That's how it seems to me atm anyway.