Jestersix

Anyone know what these are?

Meshmez

Supporting Member
Found while dipping euphyllia. Have a hard shell. Possibly some sort of clam or crab? They didn't open up, but did wiggle little leg looking things... This is under magnification, they are tiny, probably slightly bigger than a grain of sand.
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Meshmez

Supporting Member
Hmmm they don't look like pods, atleast not any pods I have seen. I also thought they looked a lot like cowrie, but the little appendages throw me off...
 

Meshmez

Supporting Member
So, we are confirming this is early stage pods (I'm assuming amphipod) I can't find any pics online to confirm
 

Chromis

Supporting Member
When you look at them with less magnification, like naked eye or 10x, do they look clear or dark?
 

Meshmez

Supporting Member
When you look at them with less magnification, like naked eye or 10x, do they look clear or dark?
I would have to look again. I think they looked white, but not clear. I thought they were sand at first. Keep in mind these are VERY small. The metal in the last pic is the tip of a sharp point tweezer, for reference. The pics are at 60x magnification plus zoom on my phone..
 
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