I was a picky eater, but on the table set with rows of little plates of Srevotfel, there was always something that I would like. Cheese, or gravy on toast, or re-heated scalloped potatoes; and double dessert, to boot! Yum!
It's not Sunday, but it's the beginning of a busy month, so here's my version of Srevotfel; aquarium photos from the last few months.
|A rolled-up end of kelp, coated with an encrusting sponge and a small bryozoan patch. Three weeks later, the sponge is still growing; I'm not so sure of the bryozoans.|
|The biggest of the hairy hermits, with his chosen mate of the week. She's too small to escape his clutches, and looks thoroughly cowed.|
|An anemone has settled down in a tiny, abandoned snail shell. There's a hermit's eye on the left, for scale. And look at all those spiky hairs! On an eye! Looks uncomfortable to me.|
|This worm is about half an inch long. He's similar to the other polychaetes, except that his spines seem longer.|
|And he's a wriggler; this is a more typical pose.|
|Feather duster tubeworm. Barely visible to the naked eye.|
|Here's another; he'd glued himself to the glass, instead of making a tube, so I got a view of the whole worm. Still barely visible.|
|One of the two-tentacled tubeworms, sharing a shell with a hermit and a slipper shell snail. It works out well for the passengers; they get access to good food sources, and a steady stream of crumbs. The hermit doesn't seem to mind.|
|A green eelgrass isopod, in a rare visible position. A couple of minutes later, he'd moved to a greener part of the blade, and I couldn't find him.|
|This one's an older photo. I liked the pink eye.|
Dessert: a mud snail eating algae.
|Munch, munch, munch.|
I found a tiny, tiny, teeny weeny crab in the holdfast. One with black pincers; not one of our common shore crabs. I'm going to be spending some time trying to get her photo; she's not easy to see.
*Hint: read it backwards.