Juvenile Pharonis pictures

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  1. fluffysquid

    fluffysquid Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    We have a new generation of Sepia pharonis. They are just getting to their curious and ravenously hungry stage. This is great for me, because I can get some really great up-close shots of them! A couple of these pictures are quite large... I didn't have the heart to shrink them down because of the excellent clarity and the individual chromatophores showing!

    enjoy
     
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    more pictures
     
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    fluffysquid Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    one more, I promise
     
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    Wow. Those are some very, very cool pictures. Great work!

    Neil
     
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    fluffysquid Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    thank you! I love photographing pharonis, they turn out just amazing in the flash on the black background!
     
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    very nice cuttlefish and very nice pics!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Excellent pics and cute cuttles!! How big and how many of them are there? :)
     
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    Veeeerrrry (!) nice! Neat animals...great pics!
    Greg
     
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    Awesome!!! Thanks much for posting these!
     
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    fluffysquid Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    i just lurve playing with my digital camera at work, that's all.
     
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    Melissa Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    These are wonderful photos. Can they change the iridescent blue around the edge of the mantle? Is that their everyday dress?

    Melissa
     
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    Thank you! These guys show up beautifully in the flash.

    Yes, this is the everyday dress of immature S. pharonis. Once they reach maturity, the females will wear a mottled color most often while the males, especially the biggest and most dominant, will often assume a gorgeous zebra pattern! The blue around the edges of their mantle seems to show more in the juveniles. It varies, though. They can change it.

    Here is a picture of that zebra pattern attatched for you to see
     
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    Think I might get a cuttle tank next instead of an octo tank.. decissions decissions
    pics like that remind me how cool they are :)
     
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    Cuttles for Colin :) !!! :cuttle:

    Do the males ever fight in the tanks? What does the NRCC feed the cuttles?
     
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    For cuttle hatchlings, live mysids are key to raising them. As they get large enough, they are given appropriately sized live shrimp. The adults are finally trained to accept frozen shrimp.
     
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    I dont know if the males fight, but sometimes they will pursue a female so much that she becomes agitated and flees in a cloud of ink.
     
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    Same thing used to happen to me all the time...

    :heart: :heart: :heart: :arrow: :yelling: :arrow: :sink:

    Neil
     
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    lolol :lol: :lol: :lol:

    i had four males and they did fight like hell! That was sepia officinalis tho...
     
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    Excellent shots!!!! :notworth:

    Carol :mrgreen:
     

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