Re: NANFA-- bryozoans
Tue, 22 Aug 2000 21:10:38 EDT

In a message dated 8/22/00 2:27:19 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< The ones I am seeing now are quite a bit harder than that and are
to remove from their rock or wood substrate. I was trying to remove one with
an aquarium net and the net bent badly before the bryozoan would tear off,
it's about twice as big as a golf ball. >>

Wow, that's wierd; I didn't really have much trouble removing my bryozoan.
Yours must be really tough! I'm thinking that maybe a specimen which was
allowed to be still attached to its substrate might have a better chance of
survival in an aquarium. I took mine off of its leaf substrate and it kinda
fell apart and lost some of its distinctive shape resembling a brain coral;
it kinda just looked like gray goo after that. It also floated around and
wouldn't really stay anchored to the bottom very well.Mine was only the size
of a golf ball, too. That may be why it wasn't as tough and was easier to

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