Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Virginia Journal of Science
The scyphistoma of Chrysaora quinquecirrha was induced to strobilate in the laboratory. Detailed description of the process is given. Just prior to strobilation, the goblet-shaped polyp undergoes color change and clefting. Each scyphistoma typically releases five ephyrae. Terminal tentacles are resorbed during strobilation and appear near its completion at the base of the strobila. Upon release, ephyrae swim to the surface and attempt to maintain their position there. Strobilation is normally complete in 20-25 hours after clefting. All stages survive well on Artemia, enchytraeids, ground ctenophores, and similar food.
Contribution (Virginia Institute of Marine Science) no. 297.
Cones, Harold N. Jr., Strobilation of Chrysaora quinquecirrha polyps in the laboratory (1969). Virginia Journal of Science, 20(1), 16-18.