Sunday, January 11, 2009

This Bud's for You

From Paul's Reef - Apr 15, 2008

My toadstool has developed a little ball of tentacles. I'm wondering if this is a bud and it is basically going to frag itself? It is only loosely connected to the mother. I never noticed it before because it is obscured when the mother's polyps are extended.

I always thought these budded from the foot. Indeed, there are a few polyps growing off the foot that I have been watching. Unfortunately I have yet been able to take a decent picture of them.