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Old 07-13-2013, 01:17 PM   #1
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I have three tiny star shaped things on my glass and they move REALLY slow. They have 5 legs. I'm trying to get a picture but it isn't working. They are to small. Any ideas?
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Here's one picture but its not very good
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I have three tiny star shaped things on my glass and they move REALLY slow. They have 5 legs. I'm trying to get a picture but it isn't working. They are to small. Any ideas?
They *could be* Asterina but the things you post a pic of look translucent, I don't believe Asterina are. Could they possibly just be sessile & be sponges?
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They look like tiny starfish and now and then I see one move. I've found 5 of them so far and they are all in the same spot. Wonder if I should try to catch one and take it over to work and look at it under the microscope.
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Looks very interesting. if I was you I would take one to work to look at it with the microscope.
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See how the rock is in focus but not the animals on the glass? Try backing up a bit, then take the pic again. Or if it's a smartphone, tap on the area of the screen that the "starfish" are in & see if it focuses better.
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Ya I tried again but my camera sucks....this one is ok
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there Asterina stars
they will multiply fast some will eat corals
some say there safe but tell that to my corals


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Ya I tried again but my camera sucks....this one is ok
Hmm... don't look like Asterina I've seen but maybe these are just the juvie form or a different type.
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They kind of look like hydroids to me. Check them out on this website and see if that's it. http://www.chucksaddiction.com/hitchodds.html
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