Steve's Freezer

Phil

Colossal Squid
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#1
Steve has offered to reveal to us the contents of his freezer, with all manner of interesting teuthids to be unveiled. But which frozen package should he reveal first?

Time to vote for your choice........



(Does this win the prize for being the most pointless poll ever posted on TONMO?)
 

Melissa

Larger Pacific Striped Octopus
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#3
Phil, I was interested in package number 1 because it is small, but there's more to this than what we want Steve to open. What are the odds on his opening each package and when? I'll wager one tentacle :tentacle: that package 3 will be first, but not before June. Tentacles may be exchanged for pints :beer: at the pub nearest TONMOcon.

Melissa
 

Melissa

Larger Pacific Striped Octopus
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#5
Kevin, are you getting inside information? We're on, and I hope I lose! I'm excited to learn whatever's in the freezer, and I don't have Steve's patience.

Melissa
 

Steve O'Shea

Colossal Squid
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#9
Just FYI, bag 2 is the one I MOST want to defrost, but it involves the greatest amount of work (there's the start of a thesis in that bag). We'll set up a separate thread on R & D to discuss its contents (of which there are many).

Another 2 bags therein, beneath everything, another mystery squid and a thing we'll call 'Mastigoteuthis cordiformis', will also be defrosted next week. We'll discuss the contents of these on the 'Is this the real Magnapinna' thread.

Believe it or not, there's actually an Architeuthis in that freezer too, and I'm tossing up whether we pull that out also. It'll be a busy week.
 

Fujisawas Sake

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#12
Steve O'Shea said:
Another 2 bags therein, beneath everything, another mystery squid and a thing we'll call 'Mastigoteuthis cordiformis'...
Dude,

Doesn't that mean "Rope-like Whip Squid" or something like that?

John
 

Alejandro Salcedo

Pygmy Octopus
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#13
Re: Steve's Freezer

HI,
I vote for pack #3.
Alejandro

Phil said:
Steve has offered to reveal to us the contents of his freezer, with all manner of interesting teuthids to be unveiled. But which frozen package should he reveal first?

Time to vote for your choice........



(Does this win the prize for being the most pointless poll ever posted on TONMO?)
 

Steve O'Shea

Colossal Squid
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#14
..... and the Architeuthis came from the stomach contents of a blue shark, from bag # 2.

I'm off home to celebrate (in ~ 5 hrs :? ) with a glass of fine red. I've been looking for this puppy for many years, and now we know a different time and place where we can find it!

Any shark experts online that want to help get to the bottom of this, as in blue shark behaviour?
 

WhiteKiboko

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#15
while im deifinitely interested, ill have to steal clem's lime in calling myself a rank amatuer.....

besides clem is noticibly easier to spell......

but if i remember, blues arent exactly solitary....
 

Steve O'Shea

Colossal Squid
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#17
NickA5582 said:
I vote for the thing that looks like a Jennio turkey.
:shock: A what turkey?

The next parcels to be opened (this week) are numbers 1 (polystyrene box) and a polystyrene box, just visible between parcels 3 and 4 (without a number). See thread 'cephalopod beaks from whale stomachs' on the Physiology and Biology forum.

It will take a few months to process these, but what we'll try and do during the process is another online article on identification of squid and octopus beaks, and also provide an insight into the biology of the predatory whale species.
 

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