Giant Octopus apperently mate in captivity :)

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  1. Mizu

    Mizu Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Scouse Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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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
     
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    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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

    Carol
     
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    I know several places that have had GPO's lay infertal eggs, it's good that some one has been able to get fertile ones. But believe me it is a nightmare trying to raise them when they first hatch.
     
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    snafflehound@work O. bimaculoides Registered

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    I have this image of a Dickensian orphan being left on the steps of the workhouse in a basket lined with straw... :heee:
     
  6. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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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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    All I can do is wish them good luck!
     
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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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