I counted up to ten arms at the aperture of
ammonite. The arms divide long filaments.
They may act in such a manner as to (1)protect
arms; (2) seek prey; and (3) form arm-nets to
You will see one bulb at the root of each quintet
Some filaments run forizontally in upper
region of this picture. Small beads are in a
forizontally ditch and become smaller to left. If
you like to imagine more, at right side you will
find buried rods resembling finger bones.
Altogether, inside particles can provide more
power and stability to this whip arm. You might
call it a power arm. They may need more power
tool beside jet propulsion.
I should say this is a daydream of fossil enthusiast. I
am in the habit of deciphering photographs. Nevertheless,
you may fit an ammonite someday, and may find some
imprints of the soft body. I really wish another