Route Edition - Limited Edition - Route 66 Marine

Route Edition LE
R66 Phoenix Montipora
Montipora cebuensis
Original from Route 66 Marine
Established February 19th 2015

RE - R66 Phoenix Montipora - Limited Edition
R66 Phoenix Montipora Route Edition Route 66 Marine Closeup Image.
Brilliant Fluorescent Orange with Blue Polyps and Bright Green Grafts.
Polyps All Dark Blue Except where Tentacles Can Turn Brilliant Pink.
Tiny Corallite Walls Edges Colored Brilliant Orange Pink.
Note Fluorescent Green Patch Area in Center of this Image.
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A Montipora cebuensis similar to the Bloody Mary Montipora with some additional pigment qualities. Main body colored similar to Bloody Mary, a brilliant solid fluorescent orange to fluorscent pink. Surface also contains numerous large bumps or tuberculae. The polyps of the R66 Phoenix Montipora however are solid dark blue. Tiny corallite wall upper ridges are colored brilliant orange pink. Some polyp tentacles can develop this pink pigment in place of the dark blue pigment. In addition to these qualities the coral also seems to develop random green fluorescent patches that appear to have been grafted.

Another incredible Montipora coral found by Route 66 Marine. The unique qualities of this coral were very apparent and the colony was immediately placed into an exotic collector section. It is unknown how the coral acquired its green grafting spots, but it does demonstrate that grafting onto this coral may be possible.

Reeffarmers is not currently maintaining a seed section of this coral. We over fragged the coral due to demand and lost the tiny seed. We are currently trying to get our seed section replaced. The parent colony of this coral was present at the Route 66 Marine facility at the time the company ceased operations. Our business associate was attempting to acquire that colony, but a different business in Southern California picked it up. We will update this page later. Our first edition was sold at Houston Reef Currents and two more fragments were shipped from Route 66 Marine to Atlanta and were sold by Reeffarmers at the Atlanta Coral Show.

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 water current. The first edition fragment of this coral was sold at the 2015 Reef Currents event in Houston to Marvin Tolden. Suggested list price on February 19th 2015 was $175 for a small fragment.

R66 Phoenix Montipora Route Edition Route 66 Marine Seed Closeup Image.
Coral Showing Two Color Morphs in this Encrusted Seed Fragment Image.
Encrusting Sections Colored Pink with Blue Colored Polyps.
Raised Older Encrusting Sections have Orange Highlights.
Old Raised Section Orange with Turquoise Blue Multi Colored Polyps.
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R66 Phoenix Montipora LE - copyright Reeffarmers and Route 66 Marine on February 20th 2015
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