Saturday, December 15, 2007

Asexual Reproduction Update

On December 2nd I wrote about how my mushroom anemone looked like it was propagating by stretching and splitting off a piece of its foot. Well, that's exactly what it did. A piece did split off and now it has formed its own mouth. Usually, it is obscured by the mother anemone. You can see the child in this picture before the mother fully expanded.

Here is a picture taken this morning. Note the small mushroom anemone with a mouth.

Here is a picture of the same anemone while dividing.