I went to Clearwater earlier this week and collected about 15 mithrax crabs and five small conchs for Tako and a bunch of snails for the tank. Tako hasn't been out much lately, just working on a deep den, more elaborate than her last. So I lift the top rock and what do I find? EGGS!!! I'd guess about 200-300! From my previous thread I learned that she is a species of abdopus, or the horridus species complex (pages 238-240 of Ceph World Guide). It says young of the first two species hatch into plankton. Will that be the fate of mine, too? Anything I can do to keep these guys from turning into skimmate? P.S. Mucktopus, either you're psychic or you really know your octopi!!!