Seeking Mesonychoteuthis illustration

Discussion in 'Cranchiidae' started by skood, Oct 28, 2004.

  1. skood

    skood Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Hi chaps

    :tentacle:

    I'm working on a seas & oceans sticker atlas for kids, and am seeking a good, naturalistic illustration of Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni. (i.e. looking alive & swimming)

    Has anyone seen one?

    Ta muchly ;^)
     
  2. Clem

    Clem Architeuthis Supporter Registered

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    Avast Skood,

    :welcome:

    Not too many illustrations come to mind; there are a few clinical (profile, plan and detail) drawings to be found in Steve O'Shea's Colossal squid fact sheet, and at TOLWEB's Mesonychoteuthis page.

    They're not illustrations, but pages 7 and 8 of the Tentarcticles (Mesonychoteuthis / Colossal Squid) thread in the Physiology & Biology forum feature photos of the lifesize Mesonychoteuthis model produced for a Discovery channel special. Quite startling, especially the photos taken in a dark swimming pool.

    Best wishes for your project.

    Yours truly,

    Clem
     
  3. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    And it would look a bit like this (from the front), although I've a sneaking suspicion that instead of holding the arms down that it would hold them up.

    This image is of Teuthowenia pellucida, a juvenile.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. skood

    skood Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Cheers

    Hi again, chaps
    :tentacle:
    Many thanks for the pointers. The Discovery model is nice :)
    It may be a helpful if we have to commission anything. ('tho that's unlikely at this stage...)
     
  5. cthulhu77

    cthulhu77 Titanites Supporter

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    Sent you a pm Skood...thanks!
    greg
     
  6. legendarycroc

    legendarycroc O. bimaculoides Registered

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    does it have to be real? cuz steve gave me to a link with nice photos of latex a colossal squid for AFO...
     
  7. Sordes

    Sordes Wonderpus Registered

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  8. chrono_war01

    chrono_war01 Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Thank you Sordes, for that picture (although as you say not "a completely biologically correct illustration") has taught me how to draw a squid better than what I drew before.
     

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