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C. Gubernator and virgo ?
02-12-2013, 12:18 AM,
#1
C. Gubernator and virgo ?
Hello all and everyone  Smile,

I need confirmation for the identification of those two cones:

my guess are C. Gubernator (maybe frauenfeldi ?) and C. Virgo.


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02-12-2013, 10:45 AM,
#2
Re: C. Gubernator and virgo ?
Sorry mate, I can't see any photos.
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02-13-2013, 12:03 AM,
#3
Re: C. Gubernator and virgo ?
Hi Dave,
Hope you can see the image now  :-\


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02-13-2013, 10:37 AM,
#4
Re: C. Gubernator and virgo ?
Ah, that's better! Virgo is correct but the other is striatus, a nice one though.
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02-13-2013, 01:11 PM,
#5
Re: C. Gubernator and virgo ?
Hi,

The left shell looks like Conus striatus, the right is Conus virgo. Sorry Dave, I couldn't see your reply!  At least I agreed!
Paul
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02-13-2013, 11:06 PM,
#6
Re: C. Gubernator and virgo ?
Thanks Dave, Thanks Paul,

Yes not huge size (67.5mm) but nice color  :Smile striatus then and good shape. Found it by 2 meters underneath a big piece of dead coral

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02-16-2013, 03:19 AM,
#7
Re: C. Gubernator and virgo ?
That is a nice one! Handle with care though!
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02-18-2013, 10:01 PM,
#8
Re: C. Gubernator and virgo ?
Thanks for the thought Dave,

I try to be very careful when manipulating shell and not only cones, also when moving underwater (stone fish, etc.), touching nothing as much as possible.

Nevertheless, I looked at specific protocols for cones in internet in case of "accident" and could not find really informative data, only really "theoretical" advice : do not move ! Go to the hospital

Not easy to do when you are diving few km from shore without boat that can bring you back quickly ! Probably I should (will) post on another rubric to get some real, good advice.
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02-23-2013, 12:59 PM,
#9
Re: C. Gubernator and virgo ?
It is common sense really, always wear strong gloves. There are some great Kevlar ones you can get now that will stop sharks teeth! You never know when that hole will have a moray eel in it also. 
Just don't handle cones, even small ones can sting. Always carry them in a plastic container, never a bag near the skin. But I am sure you know all this.
Regarding the toxin, I believe it is like cobra venom and unless treated very quickly can be very nasty.
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