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organism
04/25/2015, 07:16 PM
I came across this one and was just like "shut up and take my money", it's even nicer in person since the one side is so bright it washes out the rest of the colors :)

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y70/starwerks1/IMG_1230_zpsy4puneon.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y70/starwerks1/IMG_1233_zpst0kgykfc.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y70/starwerks1/IMG_1239_zpsqenxqnyd.jpg

shred5
04/25/2015, 07:39 PM
Thats a nice one,nice colors.

oldreefer76
04/26/2015, 10:24 AM
Wow that is gorgeous

Norse
04/26/2015, 11:56 AM
Wow, awesome!

I bet it is a great eater... look at its mouth!

joshky
04/26/2015, 01:57 PM
I want a clone! Haha, great score.

Rustyprop
04/26/2015, 03:40 PM
Wow! Any place online sell anything like that? I love the colors!

organism
04/26/2015, 05:37 PM
Wow, awesome!

I bet it is a great eater... look at its mouth!

So far it's ignored feeding, but I think it's still a bit stressed from shipping.

Wow! Any place online sell anything like that? I love the colors!

As long as you avoid the unethical scammy vendors who throw the word "bounce" in front of them as an excuse to gouge people for $3-400 then you can find them for pretty fair prices when they pop up from the few honest vendors left in this hobby.

hypostatic
04/26/2015, 08:21 PM
haha, is this the one I saw on PEA's site? ;)

youcallmenny
04/27/2015, 11:38 PM
Very cool. I love the bubbles on it. Excuse my noob question but this is a ricordia, right? Furthermore I know 'bounce shroom' is passe but this is what people are referring to with that term?

organism
04/28/2015, 11:34 AM
haha, is this the one I saw on PEA's site? ;)

No they're one of the aforementioned "bounce" vendors...

Very cool. I love the bubbles on it. Excuse my noob question but this is a ricordia, right? Furthermore I know 'bounce shroom' is passe but this is what people are referring to with that term?

The species is a Rhodactis sanctithomae so it's more like a hairy mushroom than ricordia. The "bounce" mushrooms are a different species of Ricordia that imo don't look as good but for some reason sell for $3-500, but vendors are using "bounce" to refer to any mushrooms with bubbles right now in order to take advantage of people.

pugcrush
04/28/2015, 12:55 PM
No they're one of the aforementioned "bounce" vendors...



The species is a Rhodactis sanctithomae so it's more like a hairy mushroom than ricordia. The "bounce" mushrooms are a different species of Ricordia that imo don't look as good but for some reason sell for $3-500, but vendors are using "bounce" to refer to any mushrooms with bubbles right now in order to take advantage of people.

Nice St Thomas; highly underrated species. Never seen that color. I picked up a lime green/granny apple with white tips recently. It's nice seeing these new colors pop up.

joshky
04/28/2015, 02:10 PM
I've seen two st. thomas pop up at my LFS and they were both dull, I wish it were easy to find nice ones because they are one of my favorite 'shrooms. :)

HPark
04/28/2015, 02:54 PM
That's a looker -- good find!

larcomak11
04/28/2015, 03:10 PM
Beautiful! Gotta love me some shrooms!

BayouCorals
04/28/2015, 08:49 PM
Great score. I bought one from aquaSd on a live sale a few months ago on another forum. Your picture looks better. This is my favorite shroom under actinics.

7hogwarts
04/29/2015, 04:56 AM
Great looking St. Thomas! I have loads of shrooms and for some reason I can't keep a St Thomas alive for anything more than a few months.

GrindingNemo
05/02/2015, 12:05 AM
Amazing color! I am slowly rebuilding my St Thomas collection, but it has been difficult due to the abundance of scamy vendors such as the one you were talking about. Is there any chance you could say who you got that from? ie who is a good vendor.
thanks

Whiterabbitrage
05/03/2015, 12:16 AM
Absolutely beautiful. Where do you have it placed and what kind of lighting?

rogersb
05/03/2015, 08:42 PM
I'm not a mushroom guy, but that is one nice looking shroom!

organism
05/04/2015, 09:42 AM
Great score. I bought one from aquaSd on a live sale a few months ago on another forum. Your picture looks better. This is my favorite shroom under actinics.

Yeah it looks awesome under actinics, one of the coolest things I've ever seen come out of the ocean :)

Absolutely beautiful. Where do you have it placed and what kind of lighting?

So far it's on the sand bed in low light doing pretty well, it's gotten even more pink which looks great.

Is there any chance you could say who you got that from? ie who is a good vendor.

I got it in a trade, they pop up at fair prices online from time to time though.

Jason S
05/05/2015, 12:43 PM
Dang man. That is one fine shroom you have there.

650-IS350
05/06/2015, 12:06 AM
That's a nice one Mig. Got pics under all white lights?

dmw913
05/06/2015, 07:22 AM
Chiming in with jealousy! Great grab!

organism
05/06/2015, 09:19 AM
That's a nice one Mig. Got pics under all white lights?

That's under 50/50 T5 with some blue LED accent strip, the background color came out a little weird from the container being so white but it's actually pretty white light. I took a pic with my regular LED's on and it looked fake so I had to break out the T5's lol.

I'll see if the T5 will work with only the white bulbs in, if it does I'll post up a super washed out pic for reference.

650-IS350
05/07/2015, 10:54 AM
Cool thanks bud.

I'll probably try my hands on one of StM when I'm done moving my tank in the condo. Don't want to buy new coral or fish to have it croak after the tank breakdown and move.

genetao
05/25/2015, 10:50 AM
Whoa, bounce or no bounce, who cares. That one sure is a looker!

lviva003
05/25/2015, 01:00 PM
Very nice shroom. Do you mind sharing how much you pay for it? My LFS has one but they are asking 200 dollars. IDK if I should pull the trigger.

Deton8it
05/25/2015, 03:57 PM
Wow! Any place online sell anything like that? I love the colors!

Saltwaterfish.com had one last month that looked similar. Someone beat me to it though

joshky
05/25/2015, 04:41 PM
Very nice shroom. Do you mind sharing how much you pay for it? My LFS has one but they are asking 200 dollars. IDK if I should pull the trigger.

Seems expensive but the reality is they aren't popping up in the market all of the time, if it's worth it to you then it's fair. Just my opinion though.

organism
05/25/2015, 05:07 PM
Very nice shroom. Do you mind sharing how much you pay for it? My LFS has one but they are asking 200 dollars. IDK if I should pull the trigger.

I paid less... If it's worth it to you then it's worth it, but personally I vote with my wallet when it comes to vendors who let the people who are willing to be overcharged for stuff make corals untouchable for the rest of us. I'm of the opinion that vendors should charge a price based on what they paid, not based on the highest price they think they can get from their most well-to-do customers. Just my 2 cents.

organism
05/25/2015, 05:10 PM
Seems expensive but the reality is they aren't popping up in the market all of the time, if it's worth it to you then it's fair. Just my opinion though.

They aren't popping up all the time because hobbyist vendors are hoarding and fragging them to sell for the same super-marked-up prices. There's more than you'd think out there, which reminds me it pays to use your imagination with vendors selling them that have subpar pics, great way to strike gold.

lviva003
05/26/2015, 02:15 PM
I paid less... If it's worth it to you then it's worth it, but personally I vote with my wallet when it comes to vendors who let the people who are willing to be overcharged for stuff make corals untouchable for the rest of us. I'm of the opinion that vendors should charge a price based on what they paid, not based on the highest price they think they can get from their most well-to-do customers. Just my 2 cents.


yea I know thats why I didnt want to buy it. Dlnt get me wrong the shroom is very nice, its yellow, red, and green. The max that I would be willing to pay was half of what my LFS was asking. I think Ill just wait and see if they are willing to drop the price.

BayouCorals
05/26/2015, 07:00 PM
Yes I tried to buy one on ebay recently but got out bid in the last few seconds. It went for $120.50. If the guy who sold it would have used the picture in this thread he probably would have gotten much more. These things look incredible under actinics and are impossible to find online. I bought a mini red carpet from him last year. I hope he is propagating these shrooms also.

organism
05/29/2015, 03:49 PM
Here's a small one that was growing on the backside of the shell the one in the pic came attached to, so much eye candy! I want to make these my sandbed...

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y70/starwerks1/IMG_1658_zps0v6kpq05.jpg

650-IS350
06/11/2015, 04:07 PM
That looks sweet, bud.

mzkrista
06/27/2015, 09:15 PM
That's really amazing! I love St Thomas mushrooms they are so unique. I hope to have one like this one day

DeepBlueZoas
04/19/2016, 09:15 PM
Here's a small one that was growing on the backside of the shell the one in the pic came attached to, so much eye candy! I want to make these my sandbed...

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y70/starwerks1/IMG_1658_zps0v6kpq05.jpg

Do you have an update on this do you still have it?

Love these mushrooms, guy I worked for used to import them quite regularly but hasn't been able to get them for a couple of years and I haven't seen one myself like yours in this post for 3 years or more.

organism
04/25/2016, 09:45 PM
No I lost all of my St Thomas when I moved during the hottest day of socal summer last year. Everything was 90 degrees by the time I got it into the tank, St Thomas were gone in a couple days :/

I guess this means I have to get more now :D

DeepBlueZoas
04/26/2016, 06:49 AM
No I lost all of my St Thomas when I moved during the hottest day of socal summer last year. Everything was 90 degrees by the time I got it into the tank, St Thomas were gone in a couple days :/

I guess this means I have to get more now :D

:/ I'm sorry to hear that.

Yeah I used to find some orange and green ones with white tips pretty regularly for around $80. Now I can't even find those. I saw some red ones at ReefApalooza this weekend but everyone was asking $300... or $150 for the normal green ones. I thought they were a lot when they were $80, now I wish I had bought all of them I'll probably never afford one now :headwally:

organism
04/29/2016, 05:05 PM
They're still around... just need to know where to look :)