"Steve's" freezer -- resurrected!

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  1. Tintenfisch

    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi gang, Over the past couple of months the squid lab here at AUT have finally found the time to process some stuff from the freezers, and have found some very interesting things. I thought I'd re-start the ID game (which we haven't played in ages!) with some of the photos here. I'll post them one at a time and when someone gets the ID right I'll post a new one. Here's the first, an easyish one--but there are features visible that should make it possible to narrow down to one of several species ;)

     

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    A "feature" of our on-going up grade is a change in the way inserts are handled. I need to re-review the post I made on inserts but if you get the little box after you upload, you will need to position your cursor where you want the pictures and click the insert image (you will see insert insert image remove all in an unclear line. The insert image is one click and will produce the desired in-line results)
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Wait, what??? This is amazing. Birthday treats complete!! :mrgreen:
     
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    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Thanks, D. I'll try it out with Contestant #2...

     

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    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Nudge? Would have thought Aaron might like to poke these with a virtual stick as he wasn't around in person... :)
     
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    GPO87 Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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    Thanks for the nudge... I'm not sure why this thread hasn't been showing up in my newsfeed!

    Contestant number 1 is a Histioteuthis.... still going through my files for number 2... give me a bit. My brains a bit rusty ;)
     
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    GPO87 Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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    Bachelor number 2 I'm guessing Onychoteuthis (but Notonykia is a possibility until I get a close up look at the mantle).
    Hmm.. and I just saw on fb that I have to guess the Histio to species..... that will take muck longer. :) Yay! It's time for a challenge!
     
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    Ok, I'm going with H. bonellii. My reasoning is that is has simple photophores on the tips of its arms, and it appears to have about three small photophores on arm 4 (but without a close-up I can't be sure).
     
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    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Eeeeexcellent. Yes, #1 is Histioteuthis macrohista (similar enough to H. bonnellii that telling them apart from this photo is probably impossible), and #2 is Onychoteuthis sp. Nice work--I'll keep you on. ;) Here's the next one!
     

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    That kinda looks like Chiroteuthis, but I am not quite sure. Lets say....Chiroteuthis, perhaps C. calyx?
     
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    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Chiroteuthis indeed, not sure of species yet--need to have a closer look at it now that it's fixed. Nice work! Here's another:
     

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    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Good guess, but no! Clues are in the tentacle clubs (if you can see them). I will add: Photophores on ventral surface of the eyes only, and no hooks. :)
     
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    Oh man.... I looked at the clubs... and I think we *learned* about these at TONMOCON V too... :oops: :confused2: ...and I can't remember who taught it or what they taught! :bonk:
     
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    It's OK, these ones are tricky. We'll put them to rest: brachioteuthids! Here's one that might be a bit easier... maybe. :twisted:

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    Oh wow... I would not have guessed that. Thanks for easing our pain! ...and instantly injecting new pain. :eek:
     
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    Cruisin' the seaway too close to town
    He shoulda looked up and he shoulda looked down
    He didn't see the trawl net coming his way
    The squid got squashed and there's the devil to pay

    You got yer
    Dead squid in the middle of the frig
    Dead squid in the middle of the frig
    You got yer dead squid in the middle of the frig
    Stinkin' to high Heaven

    Take a whiff on me, that ain't no rose
    Open the door and hold yer nose
    You don't have to look and you don't have to see
    'Cause you can feel it in your olfactory

    You got yer
    Dead squid in the middle of the frig
    Dead squid in the middle of the frig
    You got yer dead squid in the middle of the frig
    Stinkin' to high Heaven

    For those who missed this popular song in the early 1970's, here are the original lyrics.
     
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