Eric's market adventure(s)

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Steve O'Shea said:
(I hope TTF isn't following this thread)
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I am absolutely drop-dead gorgeous, have a flawless complexion, am 6 foot 3, am super handsome, faultless, and have absolutely no vices...
:shock: So I'm doing my PhD under the supervision of your evil (fraternal) twin, or what?

Steve O'Shea said:
Eric, you have to tell your mum that I am not house trained, I'm not even potty trained, that I don't work regular hours, that I'm a very difficult fellow to live with (because of the hours I work), that I pour all of my money back into my science (much to the frustration of my wife, Shoba), and that MB doesn't pay a lot (although I am comfortable). It's not about money - it's about happiness, challenges, and the rewards that this profession has to offer.
That's all true, so we won't call you Owen yet. :wink:
 

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Steve O'Shea said:
...I am absolutely drop-dead gorgeous, have a flawless complexion, am 6 foot 3, am super handsome, faultless, and have absolutely no vices... Your mom is still the coolest.
Who's the coolest?
 

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Tintenfisch said:
:shock: So I'm doing my PhD under the supervision of your evil (fraternal) twin, or what?
or what.
That's all true, so we won't call you Owen yet. :wink:
mmm...
*preparing an email to :oshea:, starting with Dear Owen....*

just gotta try it...

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Gah, another question, now that I have the formalin, how much baking soad would I need, to what ratio would be good. I'd say that I have about 44ml of formalin. exactly how much would I need for a squid and what would be a good container? Glass?
 

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Colin said:
hehehe was that the payment for your mum for getting the formalin solution? :wink:
:lol: You could say that....hehehehe :wink:
 

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another question, do I need to drefrost it first?
 

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chrono_war01 said:
another question, do I need to drefrost it first?
Yup! If only to preserve your critters in a shape other than a square-ish block of ice :wink:

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i dont think you needed to go through the trouble of getting formalin. i preserved my cuttlefish in rubbing alcohol and hes doing just fine.i made him a home out of a flouescent light cover and temprary pvc end caps. he looks happy.. in a grousome kind of way. :smile:
 

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ok....maybe Dr. SOS would answer our qeustions above. And maybe small animals such as your small cuttle could use alcohol, but large ones such as Archi couldn't.
 

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hm...come to the think of it, I don't think I have enough formalin. :sad:
 

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Another trip to the market brings in horrbile news:
It seems like that it's juvenile cuttle season again, I saw buckets and buckets ofr dead cuttles for sale in the market.
Also, it's octo season or someone is mass importing octos. I saw what looked like a slimy pile of octos, roughly 15-20 octos that has a eye-to-eye length of about 5-7cm, a huge red octo that lookd like a juvenile Pacific Giant, and a tiny one (perhaps a bimac) which was near transparent with a tinge of yellowish-mud color on the skin.
I could only afford to save the presumed bimac and a few by-catchs.


Saw a shark on sale too, though.
 

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chrono_war01 said:
Another trip to the market brings in horrbile news:
It seems like that it's juvenile cuttle season again, I saw buckets and buckets ofr dead cuttles for sale in the market.
Also, it's octo season or someone is mass importing octos. I saw what looked like a slimy pile of octos, roughly 15-20 octos that has a eye-to-eye length of about 5-7cm, a huge red octo that lookd like a juvenile Pacific Giant, and a tiny one (perhaps a bimac) which was near transparent with a tinge of yellowish-mud color on the skin.
I could only afford to save the presumed bimac and a few by-catchs.


Saw a shark on sale too, though.
Already spending your own money for research purposes? :biggrin2:
I suppose it's the best (only?) way to get anything done those days. Bankrupt yourself and hope for the best... the thrill of science...
*looks at his can of baked beans for the week*
*sighs*
:sad:
I'm so glad I'm in research (really, wouldn't do anything else... don't think i actually can do anything else ... ok back to work!)

how much for the shark? any idea what species?

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well, the shark looked fresh enough and it was at around the same price for some cod, I think. The shark was approx 3 feet to 3 and a half 3 feet long and has a rubbery grey color to it, presume reeg shark of some kind, not one tip or black tip though, might be a grey something shark or a juvenile something shark.
 

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*starts to wonder if the title is a bit misleading into making poeple think that this is a off topic thread*
 

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Not off topic at all; it's a totally cool thread, Eric.
 

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Why, thank you.

Psst! My name is Eric!

Ed SOS [old people make mistakes; sorry] :wink:
 

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(seen the ED, but you arn't that old, are you?)

Another little question, how much formalin will a squid absorb?

And...

What sort of container should I store the formalin in?
 

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