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IndependentSense5857

I found some of these pre-peeled forbidden ocean grapes off a Nova Scotian beach a couple of years ago, too. Apparently they're invasive and reproduce like fricken yeehaws.


WriterV

Considering they just need to divide to reproduce, that would make sense. Would be cool to see it undergo mitosis tho.


DeceiverOfNations

What can eat it? How quickly do they divide? Can it be a fast grown source of energy for us and/or we raise the animals to eat? Is it financially viable as a new feed stock?


BimmerRick

Emerald crabs eat them. Two took care of an outbreak I had in a small reef tank in a couple months after adding a coral without due diligence


syds

but are they like a grape? like uhhh do they ooze?


gattaaca

Sharibiri Grape


WinterPale3210

Im fine with those but not the rune bears.


Goodfella1133

Fuck the rune bears


imthebeastwho

A very “soylent green is people” moment hahah love it.


djsizematters

Lemme get my clamps for this!


chickengamer95

since they reproduce like mad you could pop them,dry them, and burn them for electricity


BakedBeanz1

Boil them, mash them, stick em in a stew!


vanammi

Potatoes 🥔!


SignificantPain6056

You obviously poked them with a stick, can you tell us please what happened?


aesthetic_Worm

Obviously Black Goo


BabbleOn26

She sells sea cells down by the seashore.


Awesomocity0

r/angryupvote


Adabiviak

If they can survive warmer, more acidic oceans, they may come in handy in the near future. Also, I wonder if whales find them a treat.


Rodent99

Squishy?


MyPasswordIsMyCat

Will it pop?


Rodent99

Das what I thinks


gabrielleraul

Will it blend?


i-use-this-site

Will it fry?


DeusU1t

I need a video of this mf dividing.


chipipro

They don’t divide, it’s through cell segregation (basically little cells pop out of it)


brycedude

Sooooo got a video?


Slutmaker420

Nothing really to see but small bubbles inside. I have this shit in certain parts of my aquarium, but not to this size.


brycedude

Sooooo *YOU* got a video? Edit: common decency thanks for the awards.


howdoyouevenusername

Someone get this guy his fix


chipipro

No lol can’t find any


brycedude

Damn


earthly_wanderer

We were so close that time.


dnuohxof1

For real, I need answers. All my life I thought cells were only so big in the microscopic world. I can’t understand that this is 1 single biological cell and not cut it open and see a cross section of what I learned in school in a non-microscopic environment


nonfish

If I remember correctly, it's only technically one cell. It's actually a big soup of nuclei and organelles floating around, sort of like you liquified a bunch of cells and then stuffed them back into one comically oversized membrane. So I'd imagine it reproduces when it finally figures out how to stuff some of its goo into a second cell membrane.


IfYouAskNicely

Yup^^^ There's a genus called caulerpa that is full of these technically "single cell" but still macroscopic algae, excelt there's actually differentiation of the "tissue" into "leaves", "stalks", and "roots". https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caulerpa Nature is fucking cool.


rockaether

>Caulerpa are unusual because they consist of only one cell with many nuclei, making them among the biggest single cells in the world. >A species in the Mediterranean can have a stolon more than 3 metres long. Wouldn't this be larger than what's in OP's post?


floofybabykitty

I looked for one but couldn't find any


McEuen78

From Wikipedia, since nody has done it yet... Behold Ventricaria ventricosa. Valonia ventricosa, also known as bubble algae or sailor's eyeballs, is a species of algae found in oceans throughout the world in tropical and subtropical regions, within the phylum Chlorophyta. It is one of the largest known unicellular organisms, if not the largest


MAJ0RMAJOR

I want to see it divide


anweisz

pervert.


MAJ0RMAJOR

Whatever! It would be amazing to see celular division at the macroscopic level.


combuchan

You know people can read what you're typing here right?


AshCarraraArt

To be fair, I’m also now excited to see it divide thanks to u/MAJ0RMAJOR . Don’t know what’s actually gonna happen, but it sounds fun 🤷🏽‍♀️


TheChiarra

I three want to see it divided


VeggiePaninis

You've never seen clevage that sized.


IAMA_Giant_Midget

Yall can read?


Throwaway_bcrules

Unfortunately it doesn't divide


5PM_CRACK_GIVEAWAY

The worst fucking part about Reddit is that I had to scroll past a bunch of dumbass math jokes to get to this comment.


Odracir702

More informative reddit post about this https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/3jlhp4/til_there_is_a_type_of_algae_that_is_one_of_the/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf


Zestyclose_Bet_7482

It should probably start with simple addition and subtraction.


Momodeary

What makes you think it isn’t a master of ALGAEbra


Derplodopus

Algae-bruh


Rickle37

I literally just shook that was so funny to me. I’m high. Ok bye


The_nowhere_dad

Upvoted for Dad Joke Vibe.


Online_Ennui

When it divides, it multiplies


the_friendly_one

It's just full of fluid. Source: took a knife to one once because I didn't know what it was


jwmosher

I think they mean through mitosis, not a knife.


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sorryamitoodank

reality is often disappointing


jakestjake

Sorry about your toe sis


Paulthefith

That’s not a knife, this is a knife 🥄


the_friendly_one

That's a spoon.


FloppyHands

I see you've played knifey/spoony before


QuinceDaPence

I wanted to see both but was hoping maybe it had mitochondria that were bigger or something, maybe even macroscopic.


CompetitiveTortoise

Organelles and cells tend to be tiny because it maximizes the surface area to volume ratio, and a lot of the mitochondria's functions involve transmembrane (surface area) proteins and modulating concentrations of ions (ion gradients) in the space between those membranes (volume). A large mitochondrion would have less surface area relative to its size, but a larger volume, meaning it would have less space to put the "machines" that actually do the work, and would require more of the "ingredients" that power the machines. Instead of making mitochondria larger, cells that have higher energy requirements (eg. muscle cells) just have more mitochondria. The mitochondria is also unique in that it likely started as a separate organism with its own genome, so the fact that mitochondria operate in concert between its own genome and the nucleic genome, and the fact that it plays such a critical role in cell function/survivability, it's under a lot of evolutionary constraints, and is fairly resistant to, and intolerant of change.


KenzoidTheHuman

I love this response


vectorpower

I wondered that too!


vegassatellite01

So anyways, I started slashing


yarnwhore

If I cut it open I would fully expect to see a cross-section of a cell as depicted in school text books. With proportional organelles. It's fascinating to me that that isn't the reality.


Luminous_Artifact

That would be amazing. Every biology teacher would be farming them in class (assuming that's possible).


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El_Chairman_Dennis

Think about it like this. Bigger highways don't have bigger cars driving on them, they just have more cars driving on them.


Presence_Academic

The only things that look like school book illustrations are school book illustrations.


EisVisage

Hey, sometimes album covers imitate them!


the_friendly_one

Nope, just a mess.


Drunky_McStumble

> took a knife to one once because I didn't know what it was Humanity in a nutshell.


maury587

That's how learned most of what we know. Also that's how many of our ancestors died


LillyPip

My theory as to why we haven’t met aliens yet is they’re hiding from us because every time we encounter another species, we immediately try to kill it, eat it, or fuck it.


maury587

I mean, if they are the ones that have the technology to be able to find us, know everything about us and impede us from finding them, i think they would have the technology to beat us easily


4boxeo

Sharks bite to see what something is, nature didn’t need to change just for us


Openminded_skeptic

TIL my cat is a house shark.


totally_not_a_bean

What's in its insides? 😳


FartMachineist

It actually has a fuckton of nucleuses. A cell this size could never survive if it had just a single nucleus. It’s a polynuclear organism. Super cool though


yuengli

Uh, I think it's pronounced *nucular*.


spacecoyote300

Homer, I'm what you'd call a 'well-wisher' in that I don't wish you any specific harm.


_GhostintheMirror_

Fool me once......it's uh......uh.....shame on you?


Vulpix-Rawr

[Ventricia Ventricosa Cell Experiments](https://www.researchgate.net/figure/a-Ventricaria-ventricosa-cells-as-used-in-experiments-on-turgor-pressure-regulation_fig1_6878868) I got you.


Felonious_Quail

A mitochondria, which is the powerhouse of the cell.


HitoriPanda

Not to be confused with midichlorians. The power house of the jedi.


DatOldManWilly

Not to be confused with general Midi, the powerhouse of 80's rock


Althea_The_Witch

Organelles


Geckogirl_11

But like…are they large?


ygrasdil

My guess is that there are simply tons of them, not that they have much larger size


JaseAceQ

I am incredibly disappointed it does not have abnormally large mitochondria


NeedToProgram

If it did, every middle school science class room would be dissecting these for sure


Dumptruck_Johnson

Yes. I feel like I shouldn’t care… but I do


whatno68568468

i'm honestly trying not to let it upset me


findingbezu

Tears of sorrow where those of joy should be.


disjustice

You mean the powerhouse of the cell!?


Fly-Hulud

No one cell should have all that power.


Swordsman82

Lol I have been having emerald crabs eat the crap out of these in my reef tank for years


UcanJustSayFuckBiden

What the inside like? A fluid? A gel? A jelly?


MaximumGirth343

Cytoplasm


Rizatriptan

I heard that if you try to pull a fast one, it gels.


PaintSlingingMonkey

“Sailor’s Eyeballs” lol wtf


Laleaky

That is a great name.


GirlyWhirl

I'm picturing bulgy, green-eyed sailors now.


SmokedBeef

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valonia_ventricosa


Aggressive-Cloud3647

What’s it using as a powerhouse?


LuckyLawyer21

Mitochondria?


MEI72

Macrochondria


Mud_Pud

Mightychondria


DeliveryUnique3652

Megachondria


Talifallout

Flubber


jtreeforest

Midichlorians


hoxxxxx

that's the powerhouse of the cell isn't it?


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A 1981 cummins diesel engine


RockemSockemRowboats

*Slaps hood of cell*


_MachTwo

Three Mitochondria in a trench coat Edit: I’ve been informed the plural of mitochondria is in fact mitochondria


Thedrunner2

“Hey baby, my Golgi body is huge.”


danethegreat24

"I've got ribosomes for your pleasure."


Thedrunner2

“My endoplasmic reticulum is rough”


anhonestassman

“You can cross my membrane any day”


jimbolikescr

"My vacuoles are all empty... do you have anything to fill them with?"


Thedrunner2

“You make my nucleolus bulge.”


Ihateu387

“You make my chromatin coil”


Thedrunner2

“I think I got cytoplasm all over.”


egroeg2

Biology flashbacks.


doctapeppa

Quite the aparatus you got.


all0fherheart

Can… Can I keep it? As like…? A houseplant?


doctapeppa

Inside a fish tank. Yes.


Kurai61

!!!


JustLostAround

In a saltwater tank yes (not sure about freshwater). They’re considered a nuisance though.


AFCBlink

Yes, they never shut up and insist on watching the show THEY want to watch.


iDomBMX

Idk why this comment was so funny to me


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SEND_ME_SPOON_PICS

Forbidden grape.


zenidam

Not *that* forbidden, [apparently](http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2315138). EDIT: hugged. [backup link](https://web.archive.org/web/20201111194243/http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2315138) from /u/btardinrehab. apologies to Reef Central.


Crypt0Nihilist

You say that, but he didn't come back after he said he was going to try it.


Triairius

Legend has it- He just fucking went and died


[deleted]

Choked on Poseidon's balls.


nmyi

>Bit of an oddball question, but has anyone eaten Valonia macrophysa before? I had lunch with an experimental chef this weekend. He's interested in trying it out, and I'm interested in not killing him. What a considerate person <3


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People have to die for science. Sacrifice the chef!


Not_A_Lizhard

The old hug of death


zenidam

Oh shit, I broke Reef Central. They didn't deserve it; they were only trying to chat about macroalgae!


brovakattack

They had it coming!


saladroni

50 minutes and that poor site is dead. RIP


btardinrehab

[Backup link](https://web.archive.org/web/20201111194243/http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2315138) post hug-of-death! :)


FatSilverFox

The description was pretty tame, yet I still felt ill while reading it edit: Ill not I'll


coroyo70

Hello? Is someone there? My name is Hyetta, and I'm journeying in search of the distant light. If I might be so bold as to ask... would you donate any Shabriri grapes in your possession to me? My eyesight has been weak since birth, you see. I can't tell which way I'm supposed to go next. But when I eat one of those grapes, I can feel a distant light in the back of my eyes. It will lead me, to my true duty, as a Finger Maiden


slimrichard

May chaos take the world. MAY CHAOS TAKE THE WORLD.


fendermrc

Largest single-celled organism on earth… so far.


Pyro_Paragon

>Metro 2033 flashback


Canehillfan

Can you explain this?


Pyro_Paragon

In the Metro 2033 video game, very large single cell organisms living in a nuclear silo would charge at you and explode. Famously an annoying section of that game because your companion would basically ignore them and get killed, causing you to get forced back to a checkpoint.


V3rtigo44

That section was the bane of my fucking existance.


Panorabifle

Does it tastes like a crunchy grape filled with swamp water ? Cause it sure looks like it tastes like a crunchy grape filled with swamp water.


drogods

They grow in salt water so crunchy, briny grape. Edit: 666 upvotes. No more pls.


retard-is-not-a-slur

So an olive? It's even the right color!


wolfgang784

I love olives and I love grapes - what could possibly go wrong with this salty abomination.


doppleganger022

I popped one in the Caribbean once (for some reason expecting it not to pop despite squeezing it) and it was basically full of fluid. Smelled like algae, which makes sense.


TeaBreezy

You lysed the cell! You bastard!


trixter21992251

The son is a deadly lyser


Geckogirl_11

It looks squishy haha


MissBarker93

Undersea boba.


Hendrix6927

Does it do anything or just lay there?


Pyro_Paragon

It's algae, so I imagine it just floats around and photosynthesizes.


Pawl_The_Cone

Life goals


PmButtPics4ADrawing

I already just lay around all day, how do I photosynthesize?


ledgeitpro

Simple, just do what the Valonia Ventricosa would do


thatwasnotkawaii

Perhaps plant cells and I are not as different as I thought


Chien_Vache

What does it smell like?


BlueBlood75

Same way it tastes


letdogsvote

Give you $20 to bite it.


JHuttIII

I’d support a Go Fund Me for this.


The-Imperator_

I love the human obsession in this thread of wanting to eat it 😂😂😂😂


Table100

if it didnt want us to eat it, it shouldnt look so much like yummy grape 🧐


ryantheskitzo

Absolute unit never skips mitochondria day!


No_Construction_2427

Goddam it who the hell took shrek's balls


techm00

Whoa. I never heard of it. How on earth does it have sufficient surface area to respire?


Ihavelostmytowel

Can you eat it?


FragileRasputin

At least 1 time


AlsoBort742

Does it do any tricks?


Weekly_Search_8026

How easy is it to pop?


BeefyBread

Literally what ive been asking everytime this made it to the front page.


Redplushie

https://youtube.com/shorts/TO4koYSIrV4?feature=share


__________________99

I just witnessed a murder.


Jafego

Another commenter said they accidentally popped one with their hands by squeezing it.


BluefootTheWarrior

Grape


J3sush8sm3

They did surgery on a Valonia Ventricosa


cornycornycornycorny

might be a dumb question but why arent these handed out at schools for student to learn? or does the whole thing just fall apart when you cut it open? or is it too expensive? or any other reason Edit: yes i was stupid thinking that big cell = big organelles, wouldve been awesome like this but yea, obviously its not


generalthunder

Considering these are literally an aquarium pest, they're quite resilient. It would probably be a cool science project to grow one this size


luke_in_the_sky

Just to kids throw it into a body of water and it ruin everything.


Clack082

The organelles inside would still be tiny, it would be like popping a green water balloon. Also knowing kids about half of them would end up thrown at each other and leave a big mess.


oneAUaway

There wouldn't be too much you could actually see- the interior is dominated by a huge central vacuole and most of the organelles are in a thin layer close to the cell wall. And since it's a green alga, it would be hard to identify any of the organelles other than the billions of chloroplasts. As a cell biology teaching tool, a drop of pond water under a microscope is going to be much more instructive.


sexypantstime

The individual organelles are not any bigger. They're still microscopic. Think of an egg: a single cell with no visible organelles


smokeydaBandito

Came this far to find out if you could see any bits and bobs inside it. I'm dissatisfied to say the least


kuluka_man

Wait until you see its FINAL FORM


yuyuantonio

It turns into quantarius Sharius ultrarius megamindarius youcantevencompareius the third