Eggs!

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  1. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    I got my first batch of eggs! They are, of course, in a horrible place and almost completely unphotographable. I'll try later. :smile:

    I noticed when I was feeding on of the cuttles was dragging around an egg.

    Now, I have to decide how long to leave them there. For a week at least to see what the parent does.
    :smile:
     
  2. Neogonodactylus

    Neogonodactylus Haliphron Atlanticus Staff Member Moderator

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    You are having a better day than I am. I just tried to mate our last pair of H. lunulata and the pounced on the male and killed him before I was sure they weren't mating. She ate almost the entire corpse.

    Roy
     
  3. Paradox

    Paradox Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    wow...I need to start looking closely at mine for my guys must be having eggs soon to..

    How exciting!
     
  4. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Wow Roy! Sorry to hear that! BTW, the reports of your talk to the club were shiny. Everyone loved it. Thanks!

    Daniel - I was shocked to find the eggs. The are so in the most inaccessible place. :smile: Luckily, the rocks the are on will be easy to remove.
     
  5. littlecuttle

    littlecuttle Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Good news! Keep us updated and try to get pics once you move them! Can you see around how many there are?
    Alyssa
     
  6. William Tyson

    William Tyson Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    do you know if any of you will have shippable eggs, or babies in mid to late january? i may not get an oficiallias due to the temp requirement, and instead, think of breeding bandies.
     
  7. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    There looks to be 15 -20, but don't trust me I am on benedryl (sp?) and I am sick today! I feel asleep in my car before collecting crabs!

    Don't know about shippable eggs or eggs for sale at all. First priority will be for me and paradox to continue breeding. :smile:
     
  8. cuttlegirl

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    As quoted by Righty
    . Which one of you will be expecting???:baby: :heee:
     
  9. William Tyson

    William Tyson Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    i understand. if either one of you do have extras then i would be game. also i know you were able to recieve wild caught eggs in the past, do you still have that capibility? Btw if i do decided not to get an officialis which is what im leaning to at the moment. about how many adult bandies would feel comfortable in a 155. ohh any righty try a product called zycam if you do infact have a cold or flu its a mericle worker.
     
  10. Paradox

    Paradox Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    Hah!! Leave it up to a man on Benedryl :bonk: to make wild accusations! hehehe

    I have four 5 month old bandensis in my main tank and seven 1.5 month olds in a seperate area.. It only seems two are sexing it up lately. The other two were runts, so perhaps they are still not mature enough yet, or they are both males. Im still unsure of how many eggs Ill get, so of course my priority is to ahem breed with Righty.. :roll:

    My webpage is coming along though, so hopefully ill be able to share some of my setup and experiences shortly.
     
  11. William Tyson

    William Tyson Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    :smile: breed away, but if there are any extras .... they could easily find a home in texas.
     
  12. Mikey

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    Righty does it again!

    Nice to see that when I check back in you're still flying the flag.

    Been away too long, so expect to see more of me again!!!

    Nice work Rich, keep it up :smile:
     
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    mucktopus Haliphron Atlanticus Staff Member Moderator

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    Excellent! Here's to Righty for helping to take the pressure off the wild cephs!
     
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    Congrats Righty!! hope you're feeling better... keep us posted!
     
  15. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    It looks as if two cuttles are keeping watch over the eggs, but it could be they just like the hiding spot. I am thinking of moving the eggs so I can document their growth, but (ooohh mating going on right now!) I kind of want to see if the cuttles stay with the eggs. I am torn because where the eggs are right now they are almost impossible to photograph.

    That said, attached is a pic of the eggs.
     
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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Another cuttle just came over to the two that were 'guarding' the eggs, flashed 'zebra', the male of the pair flashed 'zebra' and they fought for a split second. Then they faced off around the tank for a few minutes. No one seems hurt. Gonna keep the camera set up on the tripod all the time from now on. Also gonna feed right now.
     
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    Doh - I'll also have to keep the glass clean all the time! :smile:
     
  18. Colin

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    Would you say they are showing definite parental care or is the male protecting his female partner?
    very interesting
     
  19. Mikey

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    In my group, I would have said parental care, after watching the individuals move off, but return the the same spot time over.

    Interesting watching this one pan out.
     
  20. Colin

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    How about if they have chosen an area of the tank that suits their eggs and they are defending that rather than the actual eggs?

    EG is there a preferable type of current, lighting or other parameter which defines where they want to lay. In an open reef there would be a limitless supply of such places but in the tank there are only a couple of prime areas?

    Quite a few species of fish and herptile I have bred will only lay eggs in places that suit the egg and not just scatter them like some species.

    any thoughts Rich? Are the places they are choosing remarkable in any way?
     

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