Cross breeding cuttles

Discussion in 'Cuttlefish Care' started by a rabid squid, Oct 18, 2004.

  1. a rabid squid

    a rabid squid GPO Supporter

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    Has anyone tried to cross breed cuttles? if no one has id like to be the first to try... unless anyone knows for sure it wont work. im friends with a genetic scientist he can help me. i was thinking a bandesis and a common cuttlefish. if i pushed the limits on both of their livable temps could i get them both into he same tank?
    :) :shock:
     
  2. Cephkid

    Cephkid Sepia elegans Supporter

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    LOL-look at the results! I think the S. pharaonis would probably adopt the bandensis! :P (or eat em)
     
  3. joel_ang

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    Not likely at all, the most possible candidates would be offic and the pharoah. As for the bandensis- officinalis/pharoah part would you like to mate with sumthing close to 10 times your size (vice versa) :shock:

    It would be fun to see but we all know the outcome of this...
     
  4. a rabid squid

    a rabid squid GPO Supporter

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    artificial insemination

    i was thinking more along the lines of artificial insemination because youre right i woldnt like to mate with something 10 times my size. my friend is a genetic scientist and he has done it before. :heee: :heee:
     
  5. a rabid squid

    a rabid squid GPO Supporter

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    need one

    now all i need to do is get a s. pharaonis or s. bandesis if you know any good breeders in the US please tell me
     
  6. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    do rabies not give you a fear of water?
    :mrgreen:
     
  7. Andy Lister

    Andy Lister Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Is it really ethically sound to cross breed species?
     
  8. a rabid squid

    a rabid squid GPO Supporter

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    ha

    i bet it isnt but if it makes an evil species that crawls out of the tank and kills me ill blame you all for saying its okay
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    okay i think its now out of my system... or is it
     
  9. cthulhu77

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    Hope so...at five am , that hurts my eyes.
    Crossbreeding is something I have seen happen in every other pet industry, with some interesting results...seems odd to play creator though...maybe I have a frankestein complex???
    greg
     
  10. chrono_war01

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    :confused: Don't you already have cross breeding in the wild in Hong Kong, I've seen some sort of cross breeding hybrid that doesn't look like anything i've seen in the scientific research notes.

    Np, not just a colour change, I mean real change, looks like a common Hk one with a pharoah. Dunno, only guessing... :belemnit: what's a belemnit? :
     
  11. joel_ang

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    I would still really like to see what a cross cuttle would look like... btw, have all the polls been "undone" the results are still there but we get to vote a second time.

    Belemnites are long extinct ancestors of modern day squids, if you wanna learn more, go to the navigator bar above^ and click on "Fossils", when you scroll down next to the belemnite emoticon, there is an article on them.
     
  12. chrono_war01

    chrono_war01 Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Thanks

    Thanks for the info, so....

    Now I remember! I have 2 great 'fossil' stones from Nepal, they are unopened stones that sometimes contain fossils. When I boiled it, the stones cracked and contained 2 fossils, any reserach on what Nepal would look in in Prehistoric times?
     
  13. Jean

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    Why would you want to?

    If I recall correctly most cross breeds (unless they are VERY closely related genetically-like breeds of dogs) are infertile, like Tigons, Ligers and of course the Mule.

    J
     
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    "DDP"

    Arrrrr, it be the dreaded double post. :arr:
     
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    Sorry about that folks my fingers got ahead of my brain there (not hard to do!!!!) :oops:

    I amazed noone noticed the freudian slip there......"crass breeding" instead of "cross breeding" :oops:

    J
     
  16. a rabid squid

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    if anyone has a s. pharohnis or s. bandensis please contact me i need a genetic sample to put in the machine at hopkins marine lab
     
  17. chrono_war01

    chrono_war01 Colossal Squid Supporter

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    So...

    My contacts have told me that they have caught some 10 cuttles the last night, all the same! I could see it in the headlines "Mad Kid Clones Cuttle, Public In Panic" or " Ceph War II: Attack of the Clones"

    Anyone playing Runescape?
     
  18. H. lunulata

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    if you succesfully do cross breed you may never be able to do it again because the young are infertile and the donors must be very closley realated
     
  19. cthulhu77

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    I am working on crossbreeding cuttlefish with cows.

    Just think of the vast undersea herds of livestock grazing away...
     
  20. cuttlegirl

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    In 1985 at Sea Life Park in Hawaii, a female Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin mated with a false killer whale and gave birth to a female "wholpin". The wholpin mated with a male Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin and has given birth to three calves. One lived a few days, one nine years and the latest was born Dec. 2004. I always thought that hybrids would be sterile, but I guess not... so maybe cross-breeding cuttles would work.

    There is a huge size difference between a false killer whale (14 ft. 2000pounds) and a bottlenose dolphin (6 ft. 400 pounds).
     

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