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  1. The Moog

    The Moog O. bimaculoides Registered

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    Have I pressed the right button?
    soon find out.
    I'm here because I grew up with a fossil lover, dragged round obscure rocks as a kid watching big brother scrape bits of shale. I was always more interested in the rockpools...anyway, brother had a huge chest of drawers full of fossils at home and he used to tell me about them. So I liked learning about ammonites and belemnites, recently, I have started fossil hunting again with Phil (big brother the listmaster!), have collected stuff and have found a bigger ammonite than Phil ever did! (And it didn't come from some bloke down the pub) I'll photograph it and post it, I may also post a photo of a young phil fossil hunting......
    He has also got me liking large squids, tho' I still prefer kittens.
    Look forward to learning lots!
     
  2. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Ha! Welcome! Our fossil content on TONMO.com is growing thanks to your brother and the members in the Fossils & History forum. I'm glad you'll be joining us there!
     
  3. Phil

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    Re: hello all!

    So the little sister finally found this! I shall be hounded to the Gates of Hades from now on!

    Don't you dare! I think you should post a photo of that huge ammonite you found though; it was better than any I have ever found. Beginners luck, eh?

    I, of course, prefer to obtain large ammonites by meeting strange people in the pub and talking them out of their garage contents. I applaud your more traditional approach.

    moan....moan....sulk.....sulk....
     
  4. The Moog

    The Moog O. bimaculoides Registered

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    don't do yourself down phil, you taught me the tradiational approach! Go and get a trowel and scrape.......
    Forgot to say that I may x-ray it too, it is within my capabilities...depends, probably too thick....may try one of Phil's tiny little ammonites!!! :roll:
     
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    Hello Moog,

    Welcome to TONMO. Allow me to congratulate you on your role in advancing electronic keyboard design.

    As Phil will attest, I'm on the hunt for a bio-imaged ammonite. Hope the X-ray is succesful. At least, you won't have to worry about the subject experiencing an attack of claustrophobia within a CT drum.

    I've heard rumors that someone around here is in posession of CT-scans of an Architeuthis. Keep your eyes peeled.

    And, watch out for those badgers.

    Yours truly,

    Clem
     
  6. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Re: hello all!

    Please do!! :lol:
     
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    Heh heh.... digging up the dirt (pardon the pun) on Phil! :heee:

    Welcome to TONMO, where the past, present, and future is cephalopods...

    Sushi and Sake,

    John
     
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    Hello! It is always nice to have a sibling to a member on board...that way you can tell us AAALLLLL about him! :oops: I am only lucky enought to own one gastrolith, though the Tucson gem/mineral show always has a ton of cool fossils...but I would have to dismantle a tank to make room for them!
    Greg
     
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    Re: hello all!

    you mean that isn't the traditional way? maybe this is just me, but it sounds like the smarter path....you stay clean and less work.....


    :cthulhu: :heart: :beer:
     
  10. Phil

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    I'm not sure I like the way this is heading......it can only end in tears.
     
  11. Tintenfisch

    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Oh, come on, it's all fun and games. Until someone loses an eye.

    And then it's just fun. :cyclops:
     
  12. The Moog

    The Moog O. bimaculoides Registered

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    Hello
    The Moog has hit the USA, Phil is probably breathing a sigh of relief, though I HAVEN'T HEARD FROM HIM!!!
    Anyway, is there anything particulary squidly I should look out for/not eat/visit in the aquarium (Chicago)?
    :goofysca:
     
  13. Clem

    Clem Architeuthis Supporter Registered

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    Moog!

    Rusty (aka rrtanton) is an Illinois resident. He might be able to offer some pointers.

    I don't remember much about the aquarium's exhibits, but I recall that the building was quite nice. Good Federal architecture.

    Yours truly,

    Clem
     
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    The Shed (sp?) Aquarium is Chicago's greatest site in my book! I haven't been in years, but when I was last there, they had a live GPO on display, as well as plaster reproductions of GPO and an Architeuthis!

    I'm coming into this thread a bit late, so you may have already been and gone through Chicago...did you make it to the Shed?

    Matt
     
  15. Phil

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    Sister Moog,

    I think you should go to the aquarium with that digital camera of yours and report back to us! You've got to get a few photos of the ceph bits, after all, most of us will never get the chance to go there.

    (BTW, I know you are a bit new to this so GPO stands for Giant Pacific Octopus in case you were wondering).
     
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    Am here in Chicago till August, so have not been to Shedd Aq yet, tho
    have been driven up to it and have seen dino skelly outside the Field museum , very much looking forward to seing it all, shame I have to teach class really!!! So much to do, still, I can be comforted by the knowledge that Phil is missing his little sis! (not). :wink:
     

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