Urchin spawning

Discussion in 'Invertebrates' started by viper357, 19 Feb 2008.

  1. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Here are some pics of my longspined diadema urchin releasing gametes. Sorry for the bad pic quality but I was walking past the tank and just suddenly saw it, grabbed my camera and took some shots, I had no time to change the settings on the camera as it happened so fast.

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    that looks cool Viper
     
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    Damn thats well kewl,
     
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    WOW Viper - cool pic! BUT are you sure it is spawning and not releasing "detritus"? I am just asking......
     
  6. shan

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    cool pics - lucky to have seen it and to have gotten the pics
     
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    Urchin porn:lol: :lol:
     
  8. viper357

    viper357 Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    :lol: Yeah, I've seen urchin poop, this was not it :D
     
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    Viper obviously left his magazines next to the tank again:lol:
     
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    Cool, then Dean!
     
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    Is THAT an urchin in your pocket!!??

    ..Or are you just excited ... ???

    Well, well, well

    Usually AFTER A STRESSFULL EVENT, THIS happens.

    Dean, are you trying to tell us something? :p

    It's 24h since your BOLD offer of mating with an urchin, to encourage more posts, from me.



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    IT WORKED!!
    Here's another post....!:biggrin:



     
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    viper357 Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    hahaha, classic response Obi-Wan :rofl:
     
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    Very cool!!!

    Do you need or a female and a male or are these guys hermaphroditic?
     
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    Congrats Dean, u got an urchin excited!!! Mine spawn and release eggs frequently, But no babies cruiing around. Unfortunately, urchin larvae are one of the most sensitive and therefore difficult species to raise. They are incredibly sensitive to parameters, toxins etc. Think it was Shimek who did some tests on salt brans using urchin larvae.
     
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    viper357 Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    If only I could get the wife to respond like that :whistling:
     
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    why you suffering with PE problems :p
     
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    Hi friend i told you, its possible from my 2 pencils i got a 3rd one, good luck
     
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