Metasepia article in Advanced Aquarist

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Brilliant!
 

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cuttlegirl;164967 said:
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?
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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So what is the first thing you are going to make look like it came from a scifi horror movie?
 

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