Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Mad Scientists Create Peanut Butter Jellyfish

"According to a study published in aquarist journal Drum and Croaker, scientists at the Dallas Zoo and Children’s Aquarium have created the world’s first peanut butter jellyfish.

P. Zelda Montoya and Barrett L. Christie claim to have created “the first known unholy amalgamation of America’s favorite lunchtime treat and live cnidarians.”

Although Montoya and Christie’s creation may end up serving a purpose, they admit that they made the peanut butter jellyfish “simply to see if it could be done.”

 "They’ve kept the original group of jellies on their experimental peanut butter feed, and although their growth rates have tapered off a bit—and the normally opaque invertebrates have taken on a brownish tinge—the animals are still growing.

“We’re going to see if we can continue to raise them to complete their lifecycle and put down polyps,” Christie said. If they can get their peanut buttered jellyfish to produce the next generation, that would be a good indication that the animals are healthy, he explained."

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