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  1. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    She be live!

    There's still explanatory text required on the website; persevere with us for a wee while.

    http://www.thesciencesite.info/

    Click on the squid, or better still, the little text underneath that says 'continue', and you'll find the good-old TONMO logo there for all to see ...
     
  2. lifetrance

    lifetrance O. bimaculoides Supporter

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    Re: SQUIDCAM

    Haha, I love it! :D A very impressive camera, too, with the tilt and zoom. Can't wait until the little guys hatch!

    -Brandon
     
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    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    very cool steve!

    I also see some huge potential for the odd wee joke moment ;)
     
  4. cthulhu77

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    Awww heck. Of course, I need to get new software to run the program...aaaarrrggg...
    It must be great! Congrats Dr SOS !!!
     
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    CarlS O. vulgaris Registered

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    I'll need the new software myself, but the stills look marvelous! 8)

    Best of luck with this :)

    --Carl
    [​IMG]
     
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    Cephkid Sepia elegans Supporter

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    WOW...what kinda computer is that?! a live web-cam with controls, and usable by everyone who wants to...oh, and did I mention LIVE?! Sheesh, yer comp must be about to have a meltdown...talk about HIGH server load...
     
  7. lifetrance

    lifetrance O. bimaculoides Supporter

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    You should put a paypal donation icon on the squidcam website, Dr. O'Shea; I think this is sure to spark interest in your endeavor, and you could capitalize on it to help reduce costs.

    -Brandon
     
  8. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    You can actually see the embryos in the lower clumps of eggs - two faint/black eyespots and a ghostly shape of the little fellas inside!

    Charging people? Hmmmmm. It would certainly help with operational costs, but I'd rather have a heart attack trying to raise monies elsewhere than deny people access to something like this.

    When they hatch (a couple of days), and start to grow (~ 20 days into it) you'll be able to track the little cherubs quite easily. It'll be cool.
     
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    soo cool cant wait till they hatch!!??

    Drew :)
     
  10. lifetrance

    lifetrance O. bimaculoides Supporter

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    I meant as an optional donation. I think people would be interested in helping make tank-grown giant squid a reality, and it would be rewarding to see the baby squid thriving after having helped pay for operational costs. Hell, you're guarenteed at least a few donors from Tonmo fanatics like myself.

    The vigil begins. :shock:

    -Brandon
     
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    I don't think he meant that you would actually charge people, just put out a hat in case they want to tip you for the great entertainment.

    Umm, yeah, like he said.....
     
  12. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Hmmmmmm, an 'adopt a squid' type programme?

    I'll do some thinking.
     
  13. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Those embryos in the lower egg mass are getting extremely close to hatching!!! You can see myriad little black eyes staring at you ... do a CU
     
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    8) This is way cool.

    The TONMO.com plug looks great, Steve, thanks!!
     
  15. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    BTW, if you want a chance to see these things hatching, you'd be best to check it out ~ 0700hrs NZST; be looking at the lower egg capsules.
     
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    lifetrance O. bimaculoides Supporter

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    Hmm... not sure how the conversion goes, with daylight savings time and all, but I think that's about noon here in California. Will be watching =)
     
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    For those who might be witnessing the joyous event of squid hatching. Please do get a few screen capture (Print scrn on the keyboard, open sofware such as photoshop or even Paint iirc and crtl+v to paste the screen capture) :proud:

    TPOTH
    --unlikely to be awake that early
     
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    Sweet!

    Tottaly cool Dr. O!!! Can't wait till da squid hatch!

    :whalevsa: ROOOOOOOOAAAAAAAARRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  19. lifetrance

    lifetrance O. bimaculoides Supporter

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    They're hatching! :squid: :baby: :squid:

    Haven't seen one actually emerge from an egg yet, but you can see a few of the little guys swimming around now!

    edit:
    The first baby squid picture from this batch:
    [​IMG]
    The squid (white blur) is swimming to the left. Yes, horrible quality, but I'm having to fight with other spectators to control the camera; makes it hard to get a good shot.

    edit2:
    Well, I don't see a tank full of squid. Did I jump the gun and call some other tiny beast a squid?

    -Brandon
     
  20. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    The webcam is going to be down most of tomorrow afternoon, while I install a sump and the chiller unit. You'll probably hear me swearing from where you are (in fact it would be a hoot if I left the cam on and you saw me in operation, swearing).

    I dislike sumps ... as in balancing flow rates, and I've got to keep the flow real low, as there's squid in a second tank in there right now (they've been separated as they'd die in the present flow regime), so there are going to be valves on each and every line (hope I don't burn out power heads). Cross fingers we don't have a flood!
     
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