What Is This Strange Jelly Donut At 4:11

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    Bryozoan
     
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    Yep! Not uncommon in natural freshwater ponds.
     
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    ....and the guy goes and kills the colony!
    :(:mad:
     
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    So, what are they and what is their purpose in a pond?
     
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    Bryozoans are filter feeders, like clams or mussels.
    They also are a food source for fish and insects.
    The more diverse an ecosystem, the healthier it is.
     
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    Awesome koi!
     
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    I don't like that the guy threw them away to die :(
     
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    I am not sure how accurate this is but I believe they, the colony, can tolerate desiccation through cryptobiosis. While some members of the colony are not structured to do so they are all clones of a single member so it is a way to carry on the lineage in adverse conditions. Guessing the cyst can also survive and be passed, and transported, via being eaten kind of like a seed. It makes me wonder if in a sense, they are one the oldest living creatures on the planet.
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm, sounds interesting and might have to check more into these creatures @IPA
     
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    Very odd! They looked like a giant egg mass from some huge overgrown water snail! Wonder why the guys pitched them, not very environmentally friendly was it? As for those Koi, those were really nice. I'm off to see something equally odd in Australia very soon, the thrombolites and stromatolites of W.A. Can't wait.
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Have fun and enjoy your trip @moby and bring us back lots of pix of weird and un-weird stuff :joyful:
     
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    cool , bring some snaps videos for us )
    koi is banned in aus except WA
     
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    Oh, cool! Thanks!
    I know, right? Maybe they didn't know what they were....?
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Anyway sounds like if I read correctly from @IPA they might survive pretty much no matter what @Mmathis
     
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    there is one room half submerged i guess its filter ?
    they might be throwing that stuff out bcz it can block there pumps i assume and they are preparing this farm for next season cleaning it . i was wondering its like football field with just 4 feet depth may b for good gas exchange surface area but not economical
     
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