monsterquest and colossal squid shows

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  1. Keith

    Keith Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    The other night on the history channel they had a back to back monsterquest on giant squid and a special on colassal squid. It was awesome. I guess one of the foremost scientists on giant squid is attempting to grow a giant squid in a lab from an egg. Pretty amazing.
     
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    Who would attempt such a thing? :wink:
     
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    I can't remember what his name is, but it said that he had examined over 100 dead ones, more than anyone else. I guess he's the head honcho on giant squid.
     
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    Before anyone teases you any more... It's Dr. Steve O'Shea.
     
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    *giggles* :sagrin:
     
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    Spoil sport - best laugh I have had in weeks. Great that someone NOT knowing was impressed though!
     
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    Keith, in case you hadn't noticed, said head honcho is a staff member here on Tonmo. If you go to the articles, you'll notice that many of them were written by him.
     
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    Really? Huh. Man, he has a SWEET job. I'd be more suprised, but really, I can't think of a more obvious place to find him.
     
  10. Steve O'Shea

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    Hi Keith (309 posts into it). :welcome:

    A sweet job ay? Sometimes it's more about :banghead:, but that probably applies to all of us.
     
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    Hey Steve. I had a question: How are you planning to raise a giant squid? I know that probably won't have a short answer, but just the idea of it is pretty wild to me.
     
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    It's pretty simple Keith. Use a fine-meshed net (plankton net) and tow it very shallow (upper metre or so) for a very short period of time (5-10 minutes) over depths > 400 metres, in either the austral summer or winter, at one of two locations, and keep on doing it until my hands are raw from hauling nets in.

    When I catch the little fellow I'll plonk it into an acrylic cylinder aboard the boat, feed it mysid shrimp that have been cultured for this purpose, talk to it nicely for 170 days .... and presto, moderate-sized giant squid.

    If only it were this easy, but that's the nuts and bolts of it. All I need is the time, energy and finances to do it all over again. Time and energy are two big ones!
     
  13. OB

    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    You need an underground base in Tierra del Fuego and an orbital ray weapon to demand one MILLION dollars from the world government....

    But, on the other hand, limited success has been achieved in keeping small arrowsquid, or was that Sepioteuthis, think squidcam, anyway.
     
  14. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    We'll have squid online again soon, Olaf. The eggs will hatch in ~ a month.
     
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    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Sweet, which species?
     
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    Wow. That's pretty hardcore. Have you had any success catching babies yet?
     
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    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    You might wish to check Steve's avatar more closely :wink:
     
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    Thats cool. How big have you grown one? And how the heck could you hold something so large when its an adult?
     
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    I wait in eager anticipation. :smile:
     
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    sweet.
     

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