easy way to sex a Bimac octo?

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  1. know-it-all

    know-it-all O. vulgaris Registered

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    I just wondering, can they be easily sexed.

    I really don't care if I have a male or female, but would like to know.
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi know-it-all,

    It's very difficult with bimacs, even for people who've worked with them for years. I gave up with mine, and eventually learned I had a female when I saw her holding eggs.

    Nancy
     
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    thanks,

    question #2:
    Are female's more likely?
     
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    Andy Lister Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    What about sexing octopus in general? I've got a few vulgaris and a GPO (and another wunderpuss).

    What are the key features. Do I have to look at one leg (not sure which one) to find the sperm duct or something??

    Anyhoo... thats made me feel all silly!

    ~Andy
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    There were a lot of postings about this some time ago over in Physiology and Biology, I think. I don't have time to find it this morning, but I'll have a look later. And the ease of identification varies from species to species.

    Nancy
     
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