Cuttlefish Availablity

Discussion in 'Sources for Cephalopods and Food' started by Nancy, Aug 6, 2006.

  1. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi all,

    I'm opening this thread as a place to find information on where cuttles are currently offered for sale.

    Please post only sites and LFSs that you've verified - in other words, you need check to make sure any offering on the web that you post here is for real.

    If you have eggs or young cuttles and intend to offer them for sale later, go ahead and list them in advance.

    Nancy
     
  2. cuttlegirl

    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    captive bred bandensis eggs.

    Ok,

    Here's the deal... I now have 36 Sepia bandensis eggs. :goofysca: I cannot keep 36 cuttles... so I am offering some of them to Tonmo community members. I have seen inside the first batch of eggs and I can see the embryos, so at least some of these eggs are viable. About 15 of the eggs are going to Thales so he can breed them with his babies and we can continue captive breeding efforts. If you are interested, live in North America and are willing to pay overnight shipping and $20 per egg let me know. I will give preference to those who would like more than one cuttle, so that we can all continue to breed these animals. Please be aware, that if this is your first time caring for a cuttlefish, that the food is expensive! I spend from $50-80 per week for live food over the past 5 months... It has been worth it, but it is something to be aware of.

    Of course, I cannot guarantee the viability of all the eggs, nor that they will survive shipping, since I am only an individual and not a LFS, but I will do my best to package them carefully and overnight ship them to you.

    Thank you.
     
  3. nezw0001

    nezw0001 Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    PM'd you. I'd take 6
     
  4. Fishfreak218

    Fishfreak218 GPO Registered

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    www.seacrop.com
    "Sepia sp. form the Philippines" my guess would be S. Bandensis but i could be totally wrong
     
  5. dutchcourage

    dutchcourage GPO Registered

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    Has any one ever order from here www.seacrop.com ???"Sepia sp.- Each egg will generally produce 10-20 cuttlefish babies.Whats up with that a typo?????

    Cuttlefish Egg Cluster*

    Quantity in Basket:none
    Code: SCF950
    Price:$60.00

    Shipping Weight: 3.00 pounds


    "Sepia sp.- Each egg will generally produce 10-20 cuttlefish babies. Needs lots of live food (copepods, baby brine, etc…). Best in a large tank with a pod-producing refugium. Not recommended for nano tanks. "
     
  6. marinebio_guy

    marinebio_guy Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    If I remember right they had some bandensis a while back, so that is probably what they are.
     
  7. Fishfreak218

    Fishfreak218 GPO Registered

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    Yes,
    i have emailed her.. that is a typo.. they mean eatch "cluster" will hatch 10-20 cuttles.. so that means 10-20 eggs... they are coming in from the philipines.(which is where S. Bandensis are coming from too).... i have heard many things of seacrop (all good) but i have never heard of anyone ordering their cuttles...
    good luck
    -Josh
     
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    I will be passing by there this weekend on my way to Santa Barbara, and might stop by to have a look.
     
  9. dutchcourage

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    Thanks everyone think ill give them a try ill order on the 15th and let you know how its gos.Marinebio_guy my bimac is doing great and has tripled in size hes a eating machine :lol:.Plz let me know if you go by there and have a ID.
     
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    marinebio_guy Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    I'm glad to hear he/she is doing good. I will let you know how they look if I stop by.
     
  11. Fishfreak218

    Fishfreak218 GPO Registered

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    i will also be ordering from them,
    i talked to mary, the owner and she said they already started hatching so we will have to wait untill the new shipment comes in..
     
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    Hi,
    I have kept an octopus before and have wanted to keep a cuttlefish for a while. I live in Oklahoma and would love to purchase a few of your eggs. Due to my family's Christmas schedule though, I do not think it would be wise to purchase them now. Do you think you would have any available after the holidays or in any future batch? Thanks!
     
  14. cuttlegirl

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    Ummm... if you mean me (and I am not sure you do...). I probably won't have anymore (I hope!!!) after Christmas - the ones I have are scheduled to hatch around Christmas and I hope to find homes for them before the holidays. But I will let you know if she has any more eggs.
     
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    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    I still have six eggs if anyone is interested, otherwise they are going to my LFS...
     
  16. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    I want em!
     
  17. Animal Mother

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    Dang, I can't believe you still have those Cuttlegirl.
     
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    I have 4 eggs if anyone is interested...
     
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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    If you get more than 4, I would be interested. :smile:
     
  20. cuttlegirl

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    Well I caught Baby A cuddling with Scrunchy on Monday, so I am expecting some more eggs this weekend :smile: .
     

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