eggs

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  1. cuttlegirl

    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    I just wanted to share some observations I had from
    watching my female lay her eggs.

    The entire time that the female was producing and
    attaching the eggs, one of the males (Cuddly) was with
    her in the cave where she was attaching the eggs.
    When I first noticed the female, I saw that she had
    something round and black in her tentacles. Cuddly
    came over to her and attempted to mate with her. He
    was rejected (hard to mate with your tentacles full of
    egg) and then he stayed in the cave with her until she
    was finished attaching all of the eggs. When she was
    producing an egg, she curled her tentacles (I guess to
    "catch" the egg when it came out). I could see the black egg in between her
    tentacles. It took her less than a minute to attach
    the egg to the rocks. She was not particularly
    secretive about attaching the eggs (she knew I was
    watching her). Once she laid all of the eggs, she
    exited the cave and begged for food (I guess I would
    be hungry too after producing 8 eggs in a morning
    ...). I just hope she is finished making babies!!!
     
  2. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    You're a grandmother!
     
  3. cuttlegirl

    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    Yeah, of 99 babies, good thing I don't have to change their diapers, feed and burp them... :baby: :baby: Taking care of my two human little ones is enough work!
     
  4. LEE

    LEE Larval Mass Registered

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    Great thing.Well There is a good need to take care of

    cuttle girl and protect them in order the species exist.
     

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