Glofish, genetically altered fish.

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Glofish, genetically altered fish.

Post by ganonbanned » Tue Sep 25, 2007 3:42 pm

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I just saw this when doing a project for school researching genetically modified organisms. sadly, they arent allowed in california (luckily I dont live in california), but they look really cool. has anyone ever seen these before? does anyone have one?

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Post by benol » Tue Sep 25, 2007 3:53 pm

This isn't new. I've known about this for about five years.
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Post by ganonbanned » Tue Sep 25, 2007 3:57 pm

Yeah, they were first created in 99 by putting cells from a jelly fish in a zebra fish, and released onto the market in 2003.

I had to go back and make sure all of my grammar was right in that :D

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Post by schmellyfart » Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:02 pm

I did a research paper and an oral report on genetic engineering. My main topic were those little guys. Pretty nifty, I think.

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Post by Kurt_ » Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:09 pm

Are they sickly?

I know they have fluorescent worms up north for fishing. They're basically worms living in dirt contaminated with highlighter fluid. Their blood is basically highlighter fluid with oxygen in it.
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Post by benol » Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:11 pm

They aren't sickly. They're genetically engineered.
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Post by ganonbanned » Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:12 pm

Kurt_ wrote:Are they sickly?

I know they have fluorescent worms up north for fishing. They're basically worms living in dirt contaminated with highlighter fluid. Their blood is basically highlighter fluid with oxygen in it.
no, not at all. I go up north a lot (not that north, northern WI at the most) and have never seen those. how the hell did that happen?

EDIT: nvrmind, I thought the highliter thing happened by accident and they were living in the wild.

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Post by Valium » Tue Sep 25, 2007 5:37 pm

I'd like to put them in my piranha tank and turn out the lights.
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Post by vskid » Tue Sep 25, 2007 6:51 pm

Valium wrote:I'd like to put them in my piranha tank and turn out the lights.
They need an outside source of light to glow, black lights work if you want to make then glow at night. Now a bioluminescent fish would be even cooler, that'd glow no matter what.

Anyone seen these fish in stores (if so, where)? They'd would be really cool to have.
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Post by Darth Fett » Thu Sep 27, 2007 6:46 am

Coordinator fish! Don't let them near the Gundams! :lol: Those things look like living skittles.
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Post by loup » Thu Sep 27, 2007 7:46 am

vskid wrote:Anyone seen these fish in stores (if so, where)? They'd would be really cool to have.
They had some at the local petco (fridley, MN) when I was there a couple of weeks ago. I'm not certain, but I think they were $4-5.
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