Squid beak for sale on ebay

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  1. cuttlegirl

    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Current bid US$172.50 (with 3 and a half days to go!) :shock: :shock: :shock:

    I wonder if I could sell some warty squid beaks???????? Or Arrow squid????? I have a wee few :lol:


    J
     
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    main_board Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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    16 bids, $172 for a common species, Wow is right! Of course, it is being marketed as GIANT-SQUID-BEAK-VERY-RARE-MUST-SEE! Who could resist that...8-)

    Neat find though, all and all!
    Cheers!
     
  4. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    That's not Architeuthis!!!!!:mad:

    Someone write online that it isn't, and say that I said so - they're being conned. (I'm not an ebay member, wouldn't know how to and don't want to be).
     
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    Phil Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    Crikey. I wonder what a real Architeuthis beak would go for?
     
  6. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Oooops, just read, Humboldt; sorry
     
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    Shouldn't the beak be displayed with the larger portion as the lower beak, while the smaller portion being the upper beak. The opposite of a parrot's beak.
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Nope! The longer portion is the upper beak and the short robust one is the lower.

    And Steve, I thought the same as you, they've very conveniently hidden the Humbolt part well, and made the GIANT part stand out. I wonder how many of the bidders made the same mistake and think they're getting an Archie beak????????????

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    omg i have a million of those!!!
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Well you're sitting on a treasure trove...think of all that lovely$$$$$$$ you could make :lol:

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    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Ummmmmmmmmmmmm. We have none here. What would an exchange be worth? Have you a wish list?
     
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    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    :wink: Cheers ears
    O
     
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    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    the only squid beak I have is the one I removed from my "squid with spicy salt" in a Chinese restaurant. I wonder how much I could get for that on ebay...
     
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    OMG, it went for $610.01!
     
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    Infusoria Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    I have 2 sucker rings from the 300Kg Archi we had in J-block last year, I wonder what I'd get since it's authentic? (Expelled from AUT probably)...
     
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    Euprymna O. vulgaris Registered

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    610.01 $ :shock: :shock: :shock:

    Wow, with that money he could have taken a trip to Chile and buy more than one complete D.gigas from a local fisherman! He would have had a fresh beak and a nice meal!
    I've got a vampyroteuthis beak...I may put on ebay and get rich!

    eups
     
  19. cthulhu77

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    Just think how much a squid beak shaped like Elvis would go for !
     
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    Infusoria Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Or Mother Teresa
     

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