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H. Humbert
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Posted - 01/17/2006 :  15:33:44   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send H. Humbert a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by socrate
Fuck you and fuck you all members of this forum.
Big Brain, that cuts deep, man. Really, you wound us all. I think we are all going to take a long hard look in the mirror after that one.


"A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true." --Demosthenes

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socrate
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Posted - 01/17/2006 :  15:38:39   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send socrate a Private Message
Sock-puppet. Post deleted. This poster has been banned.

Kil
Edited by - socrate on 01/17/2006 15:52:14
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socrate
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Posted - 01/17/2006 :  15:55:38   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send socrate a Private Message
Sock-puppet. Post deleted. This poster has been banned.

Kil
Edited by - socrate on 01/17/2006 16:14:37
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filthy
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Posted - 01/17/2006 :  16:08:10   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
Giant white tube worm.



A shallow water species, it is commonly found in coral reefs.


"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


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Siberia
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Brazil
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Posted - 01/17/2006 :  16:14:50   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Siberia's Homepage  Send Siberia an AOL message  Send Siberia a Yahoo! Message Send Siberia a Private Message
How quaint.
Bye, B.

"Why are you afraid of something you're not even sure exists?"
- The Kovenant, Via Negativa

"People who don't like their beliefs being laughed at shouldn't have such funny beliefs."
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DR_C
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USA
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Posted - 01/17/2006 :  16:34:50   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send DR_C a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by socrate
NEVER SEE YOU AGAIN


Somehow, I doubt that.

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Kil
Evil Skeptic

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Posted - 01/17/2006 :  17:09:18   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message
Do us a favor people. Please do not respond to any sock-puppets of BB. It only encourages himů We will contact his internet service provider if this continues. Thanks!

Kil


Uncertainty may make you uncomfortable. Certainty makes you ridiculous.

Why not question something for a change?

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Chippewa
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Posted - 01/17/2006 :  17:18:48   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Chippewa's Homepage Send Chippewa a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by filthy

Giant white tube worm.
http://www.cyhaus.com/marine/worms/worm2.jpg
A shallow water species, it is commonly found in coral reefs.



filthy,
Very graceful beast that tube worm! You don't happen to have access to a good image of Heikea Japonica, the crab with a Samurai face on its carapace? I haven't found a good picture. It probably makes a great example of artificial selection because Japanese fishermen would toss it back over the years if it looked too much like a Samurai, hence to survive the dinner table, it evolved to look fearsome!

If you do, maybe you could start another thread about it so we don't have to hang here. If not, that's OK.

Diversity, independence, innovation and imagination are progressive concepts ultimately alien to the conservative mind.

"TAX AND SPEND" IS GOOD! (TAX: Wealthy corporations who won't go poor even after taxes. SPEND: On public works programs, education, the environment, improvements.)
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filthy
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Posted - 01/17/2006 :  17:39:23   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Chippewa

quote:
Originally posted by filthy

Giant white tube worm.
http://www.cyhaus.com/marine/worms/worm2.jpg
A shallow water species, it is commonly found in coral reefs.



filthy,
Very graceful beast that tube worm! You don't happen to have access to a good image of Heikea Japonica, the crab with a Samurai face on its carapace? I haven't found a good picture. It probably makes a great example of artificial selection because Japanese fishermen would toss it back over the years if it looked too much like a Samurai, hence to survive the dinner table, it evolved to look fearsome!

If you do, maybe you could start another thread about it so we don't have to hang here. If not, that's OK.


Don't have anything right to hand, but I'll look it up. Crabs of all kinds are neat as well as tasty. One of my favorites is the burgus, the coconut crab of the South Pacfic. Amazing animal.

Another reef dweller: Bedford's flat worm.








"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

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Hawks
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Canada
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Posted - 01/17/2006 :  20:06:59   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Hawks's Homepage Send Hawks a Private Message
Well, if we're talking underwater creatures, I'll just have to make a contribution on my own. I'm one of a select few (well I was seven years ago) to have seen (in real life) the sea cucumber Ocnus brevidentis. Thousands of these can be found in one spot aptly named "Strawberry fields".

METHINKS IT IS LIKE A WEASEL
It's a small, off-duty czechoslovakian traffic warden!
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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
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Posted - 01/18/2006 :  03:55:32   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
Oy veh! How I hate it when legends are built around a species! Searching for the samurai crab (I'd heard of it, but never really looked at it) led me to some odd places -- photographs of this animal are scarce!

I won't go into detail, but it seems that, in fuedal Japan there were two families with no love lost. One defeated the other, and the crab was named for the loser's soldiers: thus the 'Heike' crab. Whether this story is historical or of the whole cloth, I cannot say.

I also learned more about sushi than I ever wanted to know.....

In any event, below is the best photo of this odd, little crab I could come up with.



Cute little bugger, isn't he? In habit, it is pretty much like other crabs, primarily subsisting as a scavenger and opportunistic predator of creatures smaller and slower than itself. I find it a little strange that any search for it's natural history quickly takes you into japanese mythology and then, heigh-ho, off you go to other species, mainly the Japanese spider crab, the largest crab in the world.

Apparently, it is a popular food item in Japan.

Hey bigbrain, how do you like the tiger flatworm?



Pretty, yes?




"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
14408 Posts

Posted - 01/18/2006 :  04:05:13   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Hawks

Well, if we're talking underwater creatures, I'll just have to make a contribution on my own. I'm one of a select few (well I was seven years ago) to have seen (in real life) the sea cucumber Ocnus brevidentis. Thousands of these can be found in one spot aptly named "Strawberry fields".

That eye candy, I would like to see! Great photo! I am taking the liberty of opening it for the benefit of those among us who would rather die than to open a link:



There are a myriad of sea cucumber species, ranging from spectacular to drab, and many are edible and can be found in oriental fish markets. There is a fish that often resides inside them -- it has been a very long time since I looked at these and I don't recall the species.

Thanks!


"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

Edited by - filthy on 01/18/2006 04:20:17
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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
14408 Posts

Posted - 01/19/2006 :  01:35:50   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
At last and alas, this thread sems to have expired peacefully. But before it bites the dust forever, I'll post one more worm to sort of balance them out. Sisile tube worms, free roaming, unsegmented flatworms, and now, here's a free roaming, segmented worm:

Lined Fireworm.



Pretty. Cousins of this one, blood and sand worms, are often used for bait by bay fishermen. And, oh yes, they bite, albeit it's not much more than a tiny nip.

Hey Chip, was the photo of your samurai crab good enough?


"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

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beskeptigal
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USA
3834 Posts

Posted - 01/19/2006 :  03:27:02   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send beskeptigal a Private Message
Maybe you could put something more colorful up in your sig. I just don't like the bald guy all that much to have to look at his picture several times a day.
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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
14408 Posts

Posted - 01/19/2006 :  05:34:57   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by beskeptigal

Maybe you could put something more colorful up in your sig. I just don't like the bald guy all that much to have to look at his picture several times a day.

Yeah, I'm a little tired of him, too. I left Crowley on this long because his history is an interesting read.

As is his replacement..... You want colorful? They don't come any more colorful than the "Mad Monk!"


"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

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