Dec 2009 paper on Architeuthis in Brazilian Waters

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  1. tonmo

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  2. ocersm

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    This paper is mine...

    Hope the ceph-folks enjoy it! :wink:

    Cheers,

    Rodrigo Martins
     
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    Welcome ocersm!

    Since the sperm is stored for expected long periods, were the spermataphores examined to see if they were still viable for use in reproduction? This would seem to be an interesting thing to note but I have not seen it referenced.
     
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    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    :welcome: to our new record holder of time spent between registering and first post! :wink: Glad to have you on board. Excellent photograph of Architeuthis' radular cuticula, the chitinous teeth appear almost glasslike.
     
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    Hello guys,

    Sorry forb the long delay in responding your questions.

    @DWhatley - Unfortunately, the spermatophores were no examined for viable sperm for use. But the material was so decayed, and spent too much time in inappropriate conservation conditions that I don´t believe that it could have any viable spermatozoid left...

    @OB - yep, that was a nice image. We made other shots too but the one in the paper was the best one

    Cheers,

    Rodrigo
     

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