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I went hunting for pods tonight. Particularly the Tigriopus genus. And more specifically the female. I've found plenty of males.

Here's a great life cycle stage of one of the types of tigeiopus up to sexual maturity and you can see the difference between female(second to last) and male(last).



I finally not only found one but found one with a couple eggs left attached! Pretty cool and man the females are fast. Like really fast. It looks like I'm watching a move skipping fames while watching them through the eye pieces. Faster then my eyes could process.

Found them in this what seems to be nothing. Which was sucked up of a rock under my bubble tips.


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A few eggs left















 
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Thanks and thanks. I'm always finding something new.
 
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Coming up

Some white pom pom pulsing xenia.



For this one I broke out the razor and sliced off a single pom pom
 
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Pretty cool.

Good read on zooxanthellae
http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2013/5/corals

Found them in an out of the xena on the slide. Lots of them. Keep in mind they are one of many varieties of dinoflagelets but once in a coral will lack a flagelet and are immobile.
 
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