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Giant Octopus apperently mate in captivity :)

Scouse

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Yeah link worked!! Nice one for postin :D

Shame they didnt consider incubation may take a considerably long time with a large octo, but hey cool if they hatch and there's a swarm of little monsters!!! :D :D
 

corw314

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I remember reading about this pair several months ago! How exciting that the eggs are indeed fertile!!!

Carol
 

snafflehound@work

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Aurora, believed to be 3 or 4, was about the size of a grapefruit when she was found in 2002 living inside an old tire in front of the SeaLife Center.
I have this image of a Dickensian orphan being left on the steps of the workhouse in a basket lined with straw... :heee:
 

Steve O'Shea

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They're probably up for a 90-day planktonic larval stage, so they'll have to keep them free-swimming that long, cylindrical tanks, with tons of live food.
 

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OMFG! :shock: i suspected Tako (Octopus Chef Guy; great cook; knows knives) had been cheating on me. but, now he's gone too far! (i'm a great cook too; taught me knives) anyone for sashimi? :twisted:
 

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