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Saturday, October 20 (Fall 2018) Meeting - Bob Fenner - Anemones

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Posted 11 September 2018 - 03:08 PM

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Time: 1:00 P.M. - 5:15 P.M. (Speaker starts at 3 PM)
Where: North Bethesda Middle School
8935 Bradmoor Dr
Bethesda, MD 20817
WAMAS members get in free. Guests are $5 each (paid at the door). 


Refreshments provided by WAMAS.


Speaker: Bob Fenner


Topic: Anemones in Marine Aquariums: Flowers of the sea?


Hardly. Most anemones are marine; but they are definitely animals, just a step or two up from the "tissue-grade" life that is the sponges, phylum Porifera.
Try imagining a reef system, photograph, television show, fish store without anemones. Hard to do, isn't it? Anemones are seemingly ubiquitous fixtures in all these. The trade in these stinging-celled animals is brisk, and well it should be; many species are reasonably available and hardy, undemanding aquarium fare.
This presentation offers an overview of aquatic life natural history, and captive care. 
Many species of Anemones can make hardy specimens given proper collection, treatment and selection (by you). They have remarkable, interesting biologies. Know though that the vast majority of specimens aquarists try only live days to a few weeks... Why? Largely due to the trauma of collection, holding, shipping practices before they get them... and secondarily due to factors such as a lack of light, inappropriate feeding, being placed in poor water quality, with incompatible livestock... Much to know before one buys. Here we'll review how to select more suitable species, better specimens, and provide suitable care for their successful husbandry.
1:00 - 2:50 Sign-in / socialize / frag sales
2:50 - 3:00 Club business
3:00 - 4:15 Speaker: Bob Fenner
4:15 - 4:30 Break
4:45 - 5:15 Raffle!
Directions to North Bethesda Middle School:
- NOTE: The school is just inside the north edge of the beltway near Old Georgetown Road.

Here's a map from Google Maps:


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Get Free Raffle Tickets!
We have a "bring your receipts" program where if you bought stuff from one of our sponsors since the last meeting you can bring your receipts to the check-in desk to get one free raffle ticket for every $25 that you spent at a sponsor. 

We don't need to keep the receipts, but would like to see them in hardcopy form (not on your phone because it takes too long) to give you the free tickets.


Watch this space for more information to be made available as it arrives!


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Posted 11 September 2018 - 04:57 PM

I updated the community calendar with the new details. I see that you got the home page already.


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