Forum Contest: Identify these Invertebrates - Win $20!

Discussion in 'BAR Contests and Giveaways' started by Enderturtle, Mar 19, 2015.

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  1. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Contest is over! We have a winner.

    Think you know your reef tank invertebrates? The first supporting member to identify these 10 invertebrates correctly wins $20 to one of BAR's Local Fish Store Sponsors.

    Da Rules:
    -You must be a Supporting Member to participate.
    -Current BOD members cannot participate.
    -Local Fish Store Owners (Past/Present) cannot participate.
    -Be specific! Don't just say "Number 7 is a shrimp".
    -If you have no idea, try searching the internet :)

    Ready, get set, go! Click the pictures to make them full size.

    1. Inv1.jpg
    Answer: Trochus Snail

    2. Inv2.jpg
    Answer: Pom pom crab

    3. Inv3.jpg
    Answer: Sexy Shrimp

    4. Inv4.jpg
    Answer: Sea Hare

    5. Inv5.jpg
    Answer: Bumblebee Snails

    6. Inv6.jpg
    Answer: Bumblebee Shrimp

    7. Inv7.jpg
    Answer: Harlequin Shrimp

    8. Inv8.jpg
    Answer: Yellow Sea Cucumber

    9. Inv9.jpg
    Answer: Velvet Nudibranch

    10. Inv10.jpg
    Answer: Sea Apple

    The winner is @iCon !

    Thanks for playing folks
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2015
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  2. Apon

    Apon Volunteer

    what about past BOD members?
     
  3. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Past BOD members can participate :)
     
  4. iCon

    iCon Supporting Member

    lol ygpm.
    1. trochus snail
    2. pom pom crab
    3. sexy shrimp
    4. sea hare
    5. bumble bee snails
    6. bumble bee shrimp
    7. harlequin shrimp
    8. sea cucumber
    9. velvet nudibranch
    10. sea apple
     
  5. Ahruk

    Ahruk Guest

    1. Trochis snail
    2. pom pom crab <3
    3. sexy shrimps
    4. sea hare
    5. bumble bee snails
    6. pistol shrimp?
    7. harlaquin shrimp
    8. sea cucumber
    9. blue velvet nudibrink
    10. sea apple
     
  6. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    The winner is @iCon !

    PM me which BAR Sponsor LFS you want the 20$ giftcard for.

    Thanks for playing folks and stay tuned for future forum competitions/events.
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2015
  7. Nav

    Nav Director of Marketing & Photography

    Wow, that was fast :) nice game!
     
  8. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    snail,crab,shrimp,slug,snail,shrimp,shrimp,cucumber,slug,cucumber:)
     
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  9. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Wow guess it pays to look at the board at the right time ;)
     
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  10. Reef Nutrition

    Reef Nutrition Sponsor

    Should have made them do the scientific names :)
     
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  11. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    #6 is the only one I couldn't immediately get, although a quick google image search could easily find it :)
     
  12. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Yeah bumble bee shrimps are not too commonly sold at LFS. I hear they only eat starfish. Good control for asterina stars?
     
  13. Reef Nutrition

    Reef Nutrition Sponsor

    Gnathophyllum americanum eat the tube feet of echinoderms. They don't require them though.
     
  14. iCon

    iCon Supporting Member

    I knew you'd say that!

    My initial PM to @Enderturtle was to change the format so it's not a 'first response' type thing.

    #6 was the only one I didn't know as well.
    As for controlling asterinas? Harlequins do a great job.
     
  15. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    According to LA they may be good for that since they're similar to the harlequin, also says they'll eat meaty foods too, I seem to recall the harlequin eating only starfish feet... but I've never been one to keep them so don't know.
     
  16. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    ;);)Yeah designing forum competitions and games is not an easy task.

    I learned a lot running this quick forum contest. Especially from the personal feedback from bar's members

    This contest thread was looked at over 100 times in the course of less than 24 hours. And im sure a lot of you learned a little bit about reef invertebrates :)

    Future contests will be designed to be longer term. And maybe ill do some photoshopping or take my own pictures to deal with you smarty pants google image searchers ;)


    Feel free to send me private messages for other contest forum event ideas.
     
  17. Reef Nutrition

    Reef Nutrition Sponsor

    :) dang it, I'm predictable
     
  18. 650-IS350

    650-IS350 Supporting Member

    bumblebee and zebra shrimp the same right?
     
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  19. Reef Nutrition

    Reef Nutrition Sponsor

    never heard of them being called that, but I can see them being called that. So many common names for one species.

    Export lists still have common names like "moon stone" or "gem stone"... those can be applied to numerous genus and way more species. You end up learning which line item of those are in terms of what they really are... just takes a few shipments :lol:
     
  20. iCon

    iCon Supporting Member

    You can change handles as many times as you'd like but there's no escaping your reputation!
     
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