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  1. jimmy 22

    jimmy 22 O. bimaculoides Registered

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    does anyone know if the hachlings from a bi=pedal are raisable or are they to small? i just found the cluch of eggs but i just got her about 2 months ago and she was the size of a babys fist. she grew a little but it seems to be to young to lay eggs. is it possible there just not fertell being that she is so young and small?thanks
     
  2. Animal Mother

    Animal Mother Architeuthis Supporter

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    Too small unfortunately. Never hurts to try though, if you can afford it. Abdopus' are small octos, and size isn't really an accurate way to tell age. You won't know if the eggs are fertile for a few days at least.
     
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    jimmy 22 O. bimaculoides Registered

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    thankyou for the advise
     
  4. Neogonodactylus

    Neogonodactylus Haliphron Atlanticus Staff Member Moderator

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    Most species of female octopus lay only one clutch of eggs, brood them and then die. Even within a species there is considerable variation on size and age at which reproduction occurs. This depends on many variables including diet, temperature, mating history, stress, etc. Almost all the A. aculeatus we have kept in the lab, if they laid eggs, did so within a few weeks of capture and size ranged from considerably.

    Roy
     
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    jimmy 22 O. bimaculoides Registered

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    has anyone tried to take the eggs out of the tank so the octo does not stay w/the eggs and maybe this would trick the mother into forgeting she laid them and would keep eating and live longer?
     
  6. Animal Mother

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    I doubt that removing the eggs would trick her body chemistry into forgetting the processes involved with laying eggs.

    Nature doesn't forget.
     
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    jimmy 22 O. bimaculoides Registered

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    well the eggs are starting to hach. they are smaller than i thought.im tring all types of food but i cant tell if they are eating or not . but ill keep trying
     
  8. gholland

    gholland Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    Good luck! :fingerscrossed:
     

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