Fertile Bimac eggs???

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  1. Youngloki

    Youngloki Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    I got a Bimac about 2 1/2 or 3 weeks ago and a few days ago she laid eggs. How can i tell if the eggs are fertile or not??
     
  2. gholland

    gholland Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    Time is the only answer I know. Wait a few weeks and see if embryos develop! :grin:
     
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    Octavarium Wonderpus Registered

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    How long ago would an octopus have to mate if they were to produce fertile eggs months later in a home aquarium?
     
  4. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    I have read that some can keep sperm for 6 months or more but I believe that was for a GPO. I know Trapper (Mercatoris) mated over a month before brooding but she only produced 6 young. Her daughter, however, started brooding almost immediately after mating.
     
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    marinebio_guy Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    If they are good you should start seeing it starting to develope in a week or two.
     
  6. Youngloki

    Youngloki Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Thanks guys!
     

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