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There is this bubble mesh on a medium small feather duster just below the tube worms opening. I assume the feather duster is doing this but was just wondering if anyone knew for what purpose? I’m just curious.

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I can’t answer the specific question, but I can maybe bump the thread for you to see if we can get you some help
 
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nice pictures, either eggs, or a mucus net to protect itself. I don't know if there are any sponges that look like that.

Could be eggs from a snail, difficult to say.
Hey thanks! Ya it must be some sort of mucous net for protection or stability as its beginning to grow a straight b-line away from the rock. Just curious and could not locate much information about it so I thought I would create some for anyone else who comes across this.
 
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So pretty sure it’s pulling in rocks and debris to support its tube as it branches outward away from rock. Very cool to see the ingenuity from such a overlooked creature.

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