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Subject: APK0000r2w

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  • Quia by Quia

    A strange #larvacean #house with the 1+2 tentacles, with a great view of the structure of the house and occupant.

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    It is a very common species of the Oikopleuridae f. Here is another one with those trails: APK0006kvt .I haven't been able to figure out

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    what is the purpose of these trails but they're not present at houses of the other families.

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  • Quia by Quia

    Thanks for the extra info! I have noticed the different head types on the larvaceans and different styles of houses, these ones seem rarer.

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    I sent some questions to one of the scientist and asked about the trails too. There's a chance he would be able to tell us more, at least

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    what to look for 😃

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  • bgrassian by bgrassian scientist

    those trails are part of the house/ trailing ends of the vacuum cleaner ( : Really great capture of the larvacean/undersea pump

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Hm, yes. That's not a new information for us:) We were just curious about their purpose. What are they good for? Are they collecting food?

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Or helpful for the movement?Or is it something else?Is it an unsolved mystery for the marine science?😄 That's what my question was about 😉

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Still unknown, still fascinating 😃

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