Budding

Budding of new polyps off the stalk of corallimorphs has been observed in Discosoma spp. and Amplexidiscus spp. This form of reproduction can be stimulated by an injury or tear in the stalk, but it also occurs spontaneously, independent of injury. It is most typical for very large polyps to employ this reproductive method. The resulting offspring may remain attached to the stalk or share the same pedal disc for months, it may twist and become severed from the parent, or the parent oral disc may twist and become severed from its pedal disc, leaving the new bud on the disproportionately large stalk. The bud may also "migrate" downwards and divide from the parent at the pedal disc. To the best of our knowledge this method of asexual reproduction for corallimor-pharia has not been reported in the scientific literature.

The COMPLETE guide to Aquariums

The COMPLETE guide to Aquariums

The word aquarium originates from the ancient Latin language, aqua meaning water and the suffix rium meaning place or building. Aquariums are beautiful and look good anywhere! Home aquariums are becoming more and more popular, it is a hobby that many people are flocking too and fish shops are on the rise. Fish are generally easy to keep although do they need quite a bit of attention. Puppies and kittens were the typical pet but now fish are becoming more and more frequent in house holds. In recent years fish shops have noticed a great increase in the rise of people wanting to purchase aquariums and fish, the boom has been great for local shops as the fish industry hasnt been such a great industry before now.

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