Metasepia article in Advanced Aquarist

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  1. Thales

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    Brilliant!
     
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    I would really, really like to see a photo of a Metasepia cuttlebone. Someday I would like to see one in person to compare to Sepia species.
     
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    Like magic!

    Adult bandensis, teenager bandensis, adult Metasepia.
     
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    PS - I can bring them to the TONMOCON if you like. I can also bring hatchling cuttlebones of both species.
     
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    Is the Metasepia one reversed? The posterior part of the S. bandensis are on the right in the photo. Is the posterior part of Metasepia on the left?
     
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    Yes, I would love to see them, now if we can only borrow an SEM machine so I can compare to S. officinalis hatchlings...

    Anybody know anyone at the Smithsonian? http://www.mnh.si.edu/highlight/sem/
     
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    I just sat here for 5 minutes convincing myself that is one way or the other. I'll have to dissect one of the preserved animals I have at work and let you know (gotta do that anyway).

    I'll see if we have a SEM at work, and if not, if I can get someone to do me a favor.
     
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    Wow, if you do find someone willing to prep the cuttlebone and put it in a SEM machine, they should cut it in half and mount it so that you can see inside the chambers. I will try to dig up and scan my old photos. I wonder if anyone has ever done a comparative analysis of cuttlebones...

    Well, I am wondering no more... http://www.biolbull.org/cgi/reprint/198/3/404.pdf although she used confocal microscopy instead of SEM.

    This article discusses the differences between male and female S. officinalis cuttlebones. I'm even cited in this article, although they spelled my name incorrectly... http://acceda.ulpgc.es/bitstream/10553/491/1/4887.pdf
     
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    What is the latest, latest breaking news on the status of the eggs/hatchlings?
     
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    We have a SEM at work!
     
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    Ok, now I am jealous of your job...
     
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    So what is the first thing you are going to make look like it came from a scifi horror movie?
     

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