• TONMOCON VII Announced | MBL at Woods Hole | Apr 6-8, 2018
  • Thanks for visiting! TONMO is the world's greatest online cephalopod enthusiast community, with interactive content going back to May of 2000, and a biennial conference. If you'd like to join in on the fun, become a TONMO member -- it's easy and free. You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more cephy goodness.


Culturing squid

nataliehamill

Pygmy Octopus
Registered
Joined
Apr 22, 2013
Messages
7
#1
Hello, I posted previously explaining I am going to base my dissertation on culturing cephalopods. Well, it's still all going ahead, but there has been a change in plans. I will now also be culturing squid! More specifically Loligo pealei. Never before cultured in captivity. I have been doing research and well there is none! I am hoping you could recommend literature, books, anything that may be relevant.
 

DWhatley

Cthulhu
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Sep 4, 2006
Messages
19,809
Location
Gainesville, GA
#2
I wish I could be of help but unfortunately my tries with Sepioteuthis sepioidea were failures. The fist batch did produce hatchlings (but not two others tried later) and I think keeping the eggs in a gentle current away from all other critters was part of the initial key. Unfortunately the hatchlings only survived about a day so there is not much you can take from my journal.

Please DO consider journaling the experience with TONMO and share your findings when you complete your paper!
 

gjbarord

Sepia elegans
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Feb 1, 2007
Messages
870
Location
Des Moines, Iowa
#3
Great project! I would start by looking at some similar squid biology and husbandry. When I worked at the National Resource Center for Cephalopods were culturing Sepioteuthis and also had Loliguncuela brevis (though didn't culture these). I'm not too familiar with the species you are talking about off the top of my head. But I would think your initial setup and maintenance would be similar to other cephalopods.

Any specific questions right now?

Greg
 

Members online

No members online now.