it's got hair on its tentacles!

Discussion in 'Promachoteuthidae' started by monty, Dec 12, 2006.

  1. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Fantastic! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    joefish84 Sepia elegans Registered

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    I ALMOST CUT MY HAIR! it happened just the other day... it was gettin kinda long...
     
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    main_board Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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    Cool! From the pictures the specimen looks to be in quite good condition given its ungraceful upheaval via trawl.

    Cheers!
     
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    :shock: I WANT one!!!!!

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    I can't see the link...
     
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    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    This is the picture shown in the link. Pretty weird looking!

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  11. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    No. Just something weird happening with the buccal bulb musculature (surrounding the beaks). The exposure is a bit low so I can't honestly tell whether the beaks are still in there (there's very little damage to the buccal membrane, so I guess that they are).

    It would be so cool to have a squid with teeth! These (muscles) look more like dentures.
     
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    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    I thought I read that the beak was not described in detail on TOLweb because they didn't want to dissect the type specimen that much, so I inferred that the beak is in there somewhere in the pic... but maybe that was the sister species...
     
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    Hm, I always thought that picture was photoshopped. I can see why it can be mistaken of having teeth.
     

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