Route Edition - Limited Edition - Route 66 Marine

Route Edition LE
R66 Orange Spongodes
Montipora spongodes
Original from Route 66 Marine
Established March 10th 2015

RE - R66 Orange Spongodes - Limited Edition
R66 Orange Spongodes Route Edition Reeffarmers Seed Closeup Image.
Reeffarmers Seed Imaged May 24th 2015. Has Adapated to Our Systems and is Growing.
In This Blue Light Image the Orange Spongodes Appeared More Red Orange.
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R66 Orange Spongodes Route Edition Route 66 Marine Polyp Colony Side View Image.
Bright Orange Colored Montipora with Contorted Nodules and Plating Base.
Route 66 Marine and Reeffarmers both believe this is a Montipora spongodes.
Polyps are Colored Bright Orange and Stand Out from the Surface Orange.
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A bright orange colored Montipora spongodes that is not a M. setosa species. Polyps are colored solid bright orange with some pink that contrasts with the orange colored surface. Contorted nodules develop and this corals growth form is primarily plating and nodule.

The R66 Orange Spongodes Route Edition was named by Route 66 Marine. Species identification was also done by Route 66 Marine. This coral develops thick plating bases. Also the surface is much smoother then M. setosa. Verrucae are also much less prominant then M. setosa. Under blue lighting the coral can appear more pinkish orange.

Reeffarmers is currently maintaining a seed section of this coral in a 8 foot Raceway Gyre BiZonal system. Our business associate is currently trying to acquire the parent colony of this coral after the closure of Route 66 Marine. We will update this page with the status later.

Our system is naturally filtered with a semi-cryptic zone and a reef flat exposed zone. In this captive reef the coral is positioned to receive moderate to weak light and moderate to strong water current. The first edition fragment of this coral was sold to a private customer. Recommended list price on March 10th 2015 was $80 for a small fragment.

R66 Orange Spongodes LE - copyright Reeffarmers and Route 66 Marine on February 20th 2015

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