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OB

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Rather not.... The skin's off the mantle, as always, abrasion? Sea sun and sand? Or is that still a patch, all countershade and such?

Edit: backside of head, I see it now... Big eyes too.
 

Steve O'Shea

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It was in a really bad way, two pieces, and the viscera was rotten. We disracded the mantle and kept thehead, although I'm inclined to lose the head at some point also (it just seemed like such a terrible waste).

The specimen was beach cast (ex trawler), the beaks had been removed .... a crying shame. Better luck with the next one. (That's Rebecca, who's come all the way from Chicago in the US of A to play just with squid with us for a few years ... her first Architeuthis.)
 

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DWhatley

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Matt,
I love the "fishing" shot.

Steve had posted some of cleaning the sunfish but not a shot that showed the size of the mess :smile:
 

OB

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What ever became of the latex mould.....

Anyway, were the eyes on this Architeuthis measured, by any chance? Looks like not, but just curious.
 

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