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Colossal Squid vs Giant Squid

 
 
pueo
 
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Reply Wed 9 Apr, 2003 02:32 pm
it's amazing to see what we don't know about this planet. it's specultaion on the full grown colossal squid since no adults have been found.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 9 Apr, 2003 05:21 pm
Some squid...
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Lazarus
 
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Reply Wed 17 Sep, 2003 09:12 am
Squid!
(Thanks Piffka)

I live in Huntsville, Alabama. There are some really good fossil beds here. Incidentally, I collect fossilized squid, nautiluses (sp?!?), ammonites, etc. You can find a lot of them if you know where to look. Also, I enjoy dried cuttlefish and kalimari. Squid abound!
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Piffka
 
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Reply Wed 17 Sep, 2003 09:25 am
Oh, good. It worked! Welcome to a2k, Lazarus!

I do have a lucky trilobite somewhere, hmmm, where is that fella? I wish I could find fossils around here. I'm not so fond of squid, but I think the nautiluses (or however they are called) are a fantastic lifeform. Was just reading about them somewhere... they live in a fairly deep part of the ocean and there way of moving is so odd.

Speaking of oddities, do you know about the Burgess Shale fossils?

http://www.burgess-shale.bc.ca/
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Lazarus
 
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Reply Wed 17 Sep, 2003 02:08 pm
Fossils
Thank you Piffka. This looks like a pretty useful forum. I am also interested in nautiluses. I'd like to get ahold of some video of color-changing cuttlefish and octopi. If anyone has a link, post it. I am going on a paleontology dig next summer in North Dakota. Gonna dig up T. Rex and Hadrosaur. Yes, I've looked into the Burgess Shale collection, and it is really wild. I read a book about it a few months ago. Fascinating stuff.
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Wed 17 Sep, 2003 02:12 pm
Hmmm,

A couple more big squid washed up recently:

http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/science/09/17/spain.squid.reut/index.html
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margo
 
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Reply Wed 17 Sep, 2003 02:45 pm
Hmmm - just found this...how long before Gus gets here, looking for Henry!? Twisted Evil
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dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 17 Sep, 2003 03:56 pm
Why ar eall these squid being washed up?

Lazarus - I know what you mean about the wonderful changing colours - they are magical, no?

Dammit - I have seen them on TV - but I cannot recall the name of the docos - I wonder if Attenborough's sea ones have stuff on them? I think that may be where I saw them.
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Piffka
 
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Reply Wed 17 Sep, 2003 07:55 pm
I am confused... which one is the biggest? The Giant or the Colossal? Reuters said the Giant was "world's largest invertebrate" but I could have sworn the other was twice as big. I read my first post and think I was mixed up, or else confused because the Colossal was just half-grown. Can anybody clear this up?
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Equus
 
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Reply Thu 18 Sep, 2003 10:25 am
haiku:

My colossal squid
Difficult to paper-train
Not a good house pet
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Lazarus
 
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Reply Thu 18 Sep, 2003 10:32 am
I once owned a pet squid named Bree,
Who lived in the depths of the sea.
I told him, "I'm sorry,
But I love calamari."
And I fried him at 400 degrees.
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Lazarus
 
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Reply Thu 18 Sep, 2003 10:39 am
I married a beautiful squid-
The greatest thing I ever did.
She'll caress me with suckers,
And after I *uck her,
She'll give birth to my tentacled kids.
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Lazarus
 
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Reply Thu 18 Sep, 2003 10:48 am
There's a squid in my bath tub named Lucky.
He's eaten my sweet rubber ducky.
He'll eat all my food,
He's incredibly rude,
And my bathwater's turned rather yucky.
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Lazarus
 
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Reply Thu 18 Sep, 2003 11:30 am
I once kept a squid in my sink.
He developed the raunchiest stink.
My senses were heightened,
For when he felt frightened,
He typically sprayed me with ink.
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zingaro
 
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Reply Sat 25 Oct, 2003 10:09 pm
giant squid
If someone could help me. I am looking for someone to sell me a piece of the giant squid. If anyone is interested please contact me at [email protected]. Please help!
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Sat 25 Oct, 2003 10:16 pm
Margo asked this question...

Quote:
Hmmm - just found this...how long before Gus gets here, looking for Henry!?



I'm here to collect my squid.
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Sat 25 Oct, 2003 10:19 pm
Piffka made this observation...


Quote:

Very impressive in size...



I've heard that line before.
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Sat 25 Oct, 2003 10:21 pm
Was it followed by "I didn't know bums got that big"?
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Piffka
 
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Reply Sun 26 Oct, 2003 08:37 am
Shocked

Did I really say that?


Cool
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 26 Oct, 2003 09:50 am
that sounded very piffka-ish to me

:wink:
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