Limited Edition
Limb of the Sun
Favia sp.

Limb of the Sun Reeffarmers Seed section. The amazing pigmentation pattern of the Limb of the Sun coral
consists of solid red colored corallite ridges that have prominent grooves. The center of the corallite is a
solid unique violet blue color. Between these two pigment patterns there is an inner ring of dark purple pigments.
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The Limb of the Sun has an absolutely amazing and unique pigmentation pattern for a brain-type of stony coral. The prominent ridges inbetween the corallites are colored a solid red. Very unique for this type of brain. These ridges also have distinctive grooves that are perpindicular to the ridge. The corallite centers are a solid bright violet blue. This combination of pigments is very unique.

Reeffarmers acquired a colony of this coral from Clint at Diamonds in the Reef. We split our colony with a private collector located in Los Angeles. Clint has been working directly with a collector in Sulawesi Indonesia. That collector had been holding this coral for a few months prior to Clint importing it directly. The corals marketing name was coined by Clint. This particular coral was adapted to captive systems when Reeffarmers had acquired it. The coral also fragments very well and Reeffarmers will be producing captive grown fragments of this coral for years. It has maintained its pigmentation very well. Reeffarmers currently believes this might be a Favia rotumana species coral.

Steve Tyree is maintaining a seed section of the Limb of the Sun for in an 125 gallon naturally filtered Tri-Zonal Reef Aquarium. In Steve's captive reef the coral is positioned to receive Weak to moderate light under a 400 watt 20,000 K Radium Metal Halide. The coral appears to require weak to Moderate illumination to retain its coloration. The price is $70.00 per small fragment.

Please note Reeffarmers is no longer taking new reservations for new corals. The current economic conditions are not supportive for reservations that extend for a few years into the future. After this first edition is distributed, we will sell future captive produced fragments on either our Buy It Now page or via another silent auction. We will still list exotic corals as Limited Editions and will continue to build web pages for them.

Limb of the Sun Reeffarmers Seed Corallite Closeup.
The solid violet blue corallite center can easily be seen in this image.
The purple inner ring coloration may be created by a mixture of the
red ridge pigments and the inner violet blue pigments.
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Limb of the Sun Year 2009 Old Auctioned Edition Schedule

Third Edition Auctioned for $50.00 through CFM Auctions.

Limb of the Sun Year 2008 Old Auctioned Edition Schedule

First Edition Auction for $80.00 through CFM Auctions
Second Edition Auctioned for $70.00 through CFM Auctions

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