bobtail squid

Discussion in 'Culture' started by emilee, Jan 30, 2007.

  1. emilee

    emilee Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    I posted this on the octopuses den, but I think that might have been the wrong message board for a question like this.

    I was wondering how easy it is to get ahold of a specimen of a bobtail squid (E. scolopes). Can you find a whole bobtail squid in a market in Hawaii? Or would you have to collect them yourself if you were interested in them. I'm doing a study for my microbiology class, and intend to isolate Vibrio fischeri from them (the bioluminescent bacteria they have a symbiosis with). But first I need to know if this is a practical idea.


    Thanks!


    Emilee
     
  2. cuttlegirl

    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    There was someone who joined Tonmo in the last year who had experience raising bobtail squid in the U.S. I just can't remember his name... Are you looking for a live specimen or a dead one?

    Scolopes (a member here) has some, so you might want to pm him/her to see where they got them. You could also try a forum search for E. scolopes.
     
  3. emilee

    emilee Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Thank you, I'll check that out..



    Emilee
     
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    marinebio_guy Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    I've had Euprymna scolopes before at the NRCC, but as far as I know there is no one that has any for sale right now, we collected ours from Hawaii.
     
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    emilee Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    thanks alot guys, you've been really helpful


    emilee
     
  7. Braden_Thompson

    Braden_Thompson Larval Mass Registered

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    Im also looking to obtain some, and i've contacted longarmlabs.com, and they aren't open any longer:((( Can anyone let me know where i can get a few?
     
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    spinycheek GPO Registered

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    Try Wet Pets Hawaii, they are a collector based in Hawaii, they can get almost anything Hawaiian if you ask for them.

    http://www.wetpetshawaii.com/
     

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