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Discussion in 'Wouldn't it be good if...?' started by kinetic, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. GreshamH

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    ORA wouldn't be labelled FS/LAS now would it :)

    Most of the current "parent" colonies where frags that where grown out stateside, from what I've been told.
     
  2. Mr. Ugly

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    Heh, you'd know better than I would :D

    I'm just going by what I'm seeing on their site. They have a link for AC stuff. On the AC page they show tons of stuff but I didn't look at all of it.

    They list F&S certified captive grown, at least some of which was wild collected from Fiji as parent colonies then propagated. Don't know what generation those pieces were cultured to.

    Other F&S shows as from Tongan mariculture. Sounds like those have been with F&S for a while.

    They list the ORA stuff... 3rd/4th generation.

    TCN... not a lot of info. But the 30K lokani is described as grown for several years from a frag of a wild colony.

    A&M... some of which comes from Bali mariculture which is fragged and grown stateside.
     
  3. sfsuphysics

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    So do they count the frags smashed from the initial wild colony in Tonga/whereever as the "2nd Gen" then any frags off the maricultured colonies are the "3rd Gen"??
     
  4. Mr. Ugly

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    I'd think that all the new growth from from any wild frags would be considered 1st gen captive, no?
     
  5. TimTen

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    I can't wait to see these at the BBQ.
     
  6. Mr. Ugly

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    Ok, here's a quick pic from this morning.

    White LED flashlight. Autobalance in the camera.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Raddogz

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    Nice pick guys!

    One more to add to my growing millie collection.
     
  8. Ibn

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    Dang, that sucker really looks yellow. Awesome guys!
     
  9. sfsuphysics

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    That looks very similar to my radioactive "tenius" in color.
     
  10. Reefer_Addickt

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    Can I play too, or is it too late?
     
  11. Raddogz

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    I believe the cut-off was 11/24 last Saturday.
     
  12. kinetic

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    We already reached a cutoff, the colony isn't big enough to accomodate, but you never know.

    I'll setup another contest with another colony very soon, so keep an eye out for that one
     
  13. Mr. Ugly

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    Ok, another pic :D

    This time with the MH on. Manual white balance in the camera.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. kinetic

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    tips are a bit green already?! Cool!!
     
  15. GreshamH

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    LIke I said, they only label their own stuff that is of 3rd generation. Kevin dove for his own broodstock, fragged it, grew those out and now is selling frags of that. The wise way IMO. THey do sell in situ "ac" colonies as well, and other "true" captive corals from ORA and TNC (UK).
     
  16. sfsuphysics

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    Ah ok, so a frag of a maricultured colony would be a 3rd generation?
     
  17. GreshamH

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    Maricultured meaning? In situ?

    Here's how I look at it but only as a "captive" purist stand point :)

    F1 - wild/In Situ AC - import
    F2 - frag off wild/In Situ AC
    F3 - frag of captive frag
     
  18. sfsuphysics

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    Ok what I meant by mariculture is the frags that were made from the "mother colony" (put on those half dome grow dohickies) the ones that come in as "mini-colonies"
     
  19. GreshamH

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    Those are grown "in situ" meaning in the ocean. For most purposes you can basically call those wild as they still need to acclimate to our tanks and require great resources to get to us. Maricultured is a fine name for them, but I see maricultured tossed around where it shouldn't thus me asking :)
     
  20. Mr. Ugly

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    This game is educational, and we haven't even started playing yet :D
     

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