Humility is nice, Clem, but saying you're a "rank amateur" is a bit disheartening to those of us who are beneath you.Clem said:Can you say "rank amateur?" It's spelled C-L-E-M.
There's a photo of a translucent juvenile octopus (Octopus sp. is all we get for an id) on page 259 in Cephalopods: A World Guide that convinces me (even more) that you might be on to something with the visceral chromatophores. I wish I had a scanner here.
C'mon, it'll be fun! TTF already gave us a start in her Deep-Sea Cephalopods article.Clem said:As for the photophore can of worms...I'm not touching that with a 10-foot flying gaff.