anyone need some octos?

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  1. joefish84

    joefish84 Sepia elegans Registered

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    ok now that ive got my octopus traps set offshore, my friend in sumter calls saying hes got octopus on his fish list so ive ordered 3, 2 for me one for my friend. now if i go and check these traps this week or next week and there are octos in them does anyone here want one? more than likely they will be vulgaris so if youre intersted just pm.
     
  2. Cephalopodia

    Cephalopodia O. bimaculoides Supporter

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    I would love to but unfortunately I'm on the other side of the world! :razz:
     
  3. OutlawBoater92

    OutlawBoater92 Cuttlefish Registered

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    Perhaps, depending on size and species, please update me on whatever you happen to catch!

    On a side note, does anybody have any juvenile bimacs currently available for some starving college research students? The NRCC has a few, but a study I'm currently working on needs about 10 more....anybody?
    -O
     
  4. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    The only breeder I know of currently is Zyan Silver's dad... um, he surfaced briefly, "Obi one" but hasn't updated on availability recently... you might consider PMing or emailing him or Zyan.

    I'm not sure what's going on with marinebio_guy at the moment, but I'm pretty sure that he had to put the whole bimac project on hold when he moved.
     
  5. joefish84

    joefish84 Sepia elegans Registered

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    im planning on checking the traps tomorrow so ill let yall know whats in them (hopefully 2 octos in every trap... being optimistic). im pretty sure the breeding season around here was the end of last summer so that would put babies in the water perfect size about now so well see how it works. ill try to get some pics up of the process too...
     
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    OutlawBoater92 Cuttlefish Registered

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    Joefish,

    Thanks for the update, let me know what size/species you think you've obtained!
    -O
     
  7. joefish84

    joefish84 Sepia elegans Registered

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    ok so ive checked the traps. luckly the wind only pushed them about 200 yards south of where i placed them. they were not empty and what was inside did have lots of legs but its more so octopus food rather than octopus unfortunately(but at least i know the idea works). since i had a fairly nice day i decided to take the traps about another mile offshore so now they are in about 30-35 feet of water and on a solid sand bottom. it wont be until at least monday before i can check them again and thats if the weather holds out so ill let yall know what happens
     
  8. joefish84

    joefish84 Sepia elegans Registered

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    oh yeah and my friend in sumter couldnt get the octos... again... so still waiting...
     
  9. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Any chance of taking some pics for us to see when you go to empty traps :)
     

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