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BartB

Member Since 23 Aug 2008
Offline Last Active Jun 17 2009 04:39 AM
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In Topic: Noob needs a litle advice

17 June 2009 - 04:37 AM

Since there is a leak for the air to go out of, I shouldn't worry about that. Also, your house is made out of fairly sturdy stuff. I have some doubts about the explosive power of a single Alka-Seltzer. In fact, I doubt if a piece would generate anywhere near enough CO2 to keep your camera safe.

In Topic: What animal is this?

20 February 2009 - 09:22 AM

Yeah, some people on the Dutch forum aren't convinced either. If I knew this was going to be so difficult, I'd have taken more pictures of this one! Now I have no choice but to go back :)

In Topic: What animal is this?

20 February 2009 - 05:40 AM

I quote:

'The similarity goes very far, even down to the polyp structure. I always recognize them at the very last moment, because the symmetry is too good for a soft coral. My former assistent once accidently collected one, mistaking it for a soft coral. Good thing he wore gloves. If it were a Capnella, that white spot in the middle would be the point of attachment, which would mean it's upside down. Soft corals don't do that; it's an anemone's mouth'

In Topic: What animal is this?

20 February 2009 - 02:35 AM

After all the people mentioned soft coral, I approached a guy at the Dutch Natural History Museum who's the coral conservator there. Here's his reply:

'It seems like an Actinodendron anemone to me. Species in this genus alway look like a hard or soft coral, which causes confusion. Good thing you didn't touch it, because it gives a terrible shock.'

In Topic: What animal is this?

14 February 2009 - 05:55 AM

Oh, shite. Forgot about that - because I can see it fine like this. Anyway, let's see if this works?