Gamma Ray Chalice
A Wet Thumb Frags Original
Gamma Ray Chalice Limited Edition LPS Stony. Wet Thumb Frags Colony Image.
This closeup corallite image shows the amazing pigmentation patterns within this chalice.
Corallite eyes contain intricate patterns of red, orange, yellow and green pigments.
The surface has a reddish base pigmentation with turquoise and white patches.
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Gamma Ray is an appropiate name for this incredible chalice. What an amazing pigmentation pattern.
The corallite eyes can develop a mix of colors ranging from red to orange to yellow to green.
Delicate patterns can occur within the corallites. The main surface is dark red colored, but areas
around the corallite can develop patches of turquoise and white pigments. Close to the corallite a
violet sheen can develop. The image of the colony above represents the pigments this chalice had
when it was imported. It will go through a period of adaptation to captivity during the remaining
part of 2011. This chalice has some incredible potential to develop and morph some specatular captive
The Gamma Ray Chalice was exported from Australia and acquired by
Wet Thumb Frags during the early summer of 2011.
The delicate patterns within the corallite and the radiating patterns around the corallite
appear somewhat similar to high energy sub-atomic particles and gamma ray decays. Thus the name
Gamma Ray Chalice was coined by Wet Thumb Frags.
Dan and Tina recommend moderate to low light levels along with moderate water flow rates.
This chalice can be difficult to fragment and it requires some super glue bandages along the
Steve Tyree is maintaining a seed section of this coral for Reeffarmers.com in a 130
gallon Raceway Gyre BiZonal system. This system is naturally filtered with a semi-cryptic
zone and a reef flat exposed zone. In Steve's captive reef the coral is positioned to
receive moderate to low light levels from a 400 watt 20,000 K Radium metal halide. Water current is
moderate. The first edition fragment was sold to private collector James Wensil.
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