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Old 06-21-2010, 01:37 AM   #1
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Itsy-bitsy black spined thing?

Rearranged my rocks today so I had my red flashlight and magnifying glass looking around to see if I saw anything new tonight.

I saw one of my hermit crabs releasing her babies into the water. That was way cool.

Then I saw something that I even sure I was seeing So I took the red lens off the light and looked again with white light. To me, it looks like a baby short spiked black urchin. But really I don't have a clue. I tried googling it and looked on all of the hitchiker list I could find and I don't see anything like it. BTW, I hate googling urchins. Picture of them being eaten pop up and it's gross.

It looks like a hostess snowball (you know, the pink ones), but black with spikes all over it. Oh, and it even have a piece of crushed coral on it's back! It's not even a 1/4" in size...

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Old 06-21-2010, 03:40 AM   #2
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Looks kinda like an Urchin.
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Here is a picture of my black urchin. It's the size of a quarter right now. It was really small when I first saw it.

Oh, Mitchell...If you count the spines, It has "7" more then "normal". I think I need to UV protect my animals. Hahaha LOL
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oh man if it's an urchin that would be so groovy I just didn't know how small it would be so I thought it was too small to be an urchin. Sooo Cool
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cj, that black urchin was the size of my small finger nail when I first saw it. It's amazing what comes out of our live rock.
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The fact that it was carrying a piece of shell makes be believe it is an urchin. Can't wait to see what else I find. I hope my neighbors can't see into my house cause everynight I'm sitting on a stool in front of my tank with a red flashlight and a magnifying glass. My kids think I'm crazy but I just tell them that it takes my mind off wanting grandkids. Usually shuts them up, lol.
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My kids think I'm crazy but I just tell them that it takes my mind off wanting grandkids. Usually shuts them up, lol.
Coming from a frequently scarred child. That is NOT cool. :p
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"red flashlight and a magnifying glass", that is what made me choose my avatar.
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deff a urchin i see them almost everyday at work on our LR
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I just got to say, that is sooo cool. I wonder how fast he'll grow.
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