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    halymenia

    I have a huge softball sized chunk of this (or i think this is what it is) and was just wondering what the best way to frag and if anyone has any more info on this algae... ie how common, etc...
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    Are you sure it's halymenia?
    Here's a pic.
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    what i have is the following, 2nd pic from the top

    http://www.uog.edu/classes/botany/47...halymenia.html
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    halymenia is the family group it belongs to, member of the Order Gigartinales.

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    Halymania cf. floresia is often confused with the Gracilaria curtissae as they have a similar thalli. Gracilaria is more orange.
    If it is Halymania then it belongs to the Family Grateloupiacaea; order Rhodymeniales; class Florideophyceae; Phylum Rhodophyta. Phew that was a mouthful!!!
    Halymania cf. floresia is fast growing and is one of the few species that cuttings can be taken from.... Care must be taken no to cut too deep into the basal thalli (undifferentiated base of the algae, leafless and/or stemless) or it could possibly die. The cuttings should be anchored under a rock and left undisturbed where they will eventually form a rhizome (food storage organ) of their own. (definitions cutesy of Tullocks dictionary of Aquarium terms)
    Hope that helps.
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    Don't you just love the naming conventions used

    class: Rhodophyta
    Subclass :Florideophycideae
    Order: Gigartinales
    Family: Cryptonemiales: =(Halymeniaceae) depending on who your reference
    Halymenia floresia (Clemente)

    below taken from a berkley study...
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    There are many other unsolved systematic and nomenclature problems. For example, Kraft and Robins (1985) synonymized the order Cryptonemiales with the Gigartinales within the division Rhodophyta. This viewpoint was supported by some phycologists, including leading specialists (e.g., Scagel et al. 1986, 1993; Perestenko 1994). Others (e.g., Silva et al. 1996; Silva 2002) retained the Cryptonemiales as a separate order. Silva (2002) considered the proposal of Kraft and Robins to be retrogressive because the order Cryptonemiales was sufficiently heterogeneous and several new orders had already been segregated from it, including: Hildenbrandiales Pueschel & Cole (1982) and Corallinales Silva & Johansen (1986). Later the Halymeniales was proposed by Saunders and Kraft (1996) to replace the remaining Cryptonemiales on the basis of molecular, histochemical and ultrastructural features. This proposal was disputed by Masuda et al. (1999), who chose the older name, based on priority and the personal recommendation of P. Silva.

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    that being said.... nbreu believes his algae is Halymenia durvillaei. Which is processed for human consumption in some parts of the world.

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    just had a bite. tastes like salty grass... maybe i should add pepper.
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    my last post should have said...

    class division: Rhodophyta

    noticed after the 15min edit time ran up
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    my g/f got a digicam for xmas, i'll see if i can get a pic uploaded within a few hours
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    Here is the best pic i can get... too bad i can't upload image bigger than 640x640 ..kind of hard to tell from this.
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