another metasepia, some sepia pharonis & officinalis

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  1. fluffysquid

    fluffysquid Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Here's some more pictures. much better focus than last time i posted.

    These are images of metasepia as well as Sepia officinalis and Sepia pharonis.
     
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    fluffysquid Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    more picures...
     
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    Real nice photos fluffysquid :heee: . They're definitely much sharper than the previous ones. Just curious, how big are the cuttles, the officinalis and the pharoanis look pretty big to me. :)
     
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    Yep, very nice pics!

    The Pharaohs are amazing!
     
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    the pharoahs are about...hm...the largest might have (rough estimate) a mantle length of 40 cm? the officinalis are significantly smaller... about half that size or less.

    as I fed the metasepia tonight, I had the joy of seeing it hunt for the first time! it snagged a small shrimp and for a long time afterwards, dark lines were moving down and up its mantle, terminating in the middle. It was a color show the likes of which I've never seen in any of the other species.
    sadly, i wasn't expecting it, so i didn't have my camera handy to catch it on video. Another time, perhaps...
     
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    Ain't that always the way :x ? I was snorkeling up at the Leigh Marine Reserve (North of Auckland) and came across a couple of baby squid just hovering in the water...........wouldn't you know it I'd just used the last shots of my last film on.............................CHRISTMAS TREE WORMS :oops: and to add insult to injury the pics didn't even turn out all that well :roll:

    J
     
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    aww....yeah. something like that is just so sad when it happens.

    Another sad camera story: this summer when i was in Detroit with my sailing team for the the College Sailing National Chapionships, the 128 meg smart media card in my camera was corrupted by a strange card reader at a photo center.

    so sad. that card remains unusable to today while i'm forced to subsist on 16 meg cards until i make the effort to buy a new 128.

    ... borrowed 16 meg cards....*shame* heh
     
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    how big is the metasepia? where did you get it? (just curious)
     
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    fluffysquid Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Sedusa-

    that metasepia is one of five (? i think) the NRCC aquired. They range in size between (rough estimate) 2 to 3.5 cm mantle length.

    They have been trying to get them for a long time, but i do not know the specifics.

    you were asking about major work done with them when i posted that first picture: there is a program for them now and i've just posted some of the details there.
     
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    They are certainly much smaller than I expected. They looked more like 8 cm adults. Just curious, what are the metasepia fed, shrimps, crabs?
     
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    small shrimps mainly. no crabs at all.
     

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