Limited Edition
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 pigmentation patterns.

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 cut line.

Steve Tyree is maintaining a seed section of this coral for 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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