GPO at the end of the line...

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    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    I hadn't been back to our local zoo (Blijdorp, Rotterdam) in a few months, and was slightly startled to find the lesser of their two GPO's having rapidly gone into senescence and having laid her egg clusters in plain sight. The tell tale grey shade of her skin ("no mother could give more") gives no uncertain clues as towards the inevitable. Is it typical of captive GPO's to forgo building a den to nest? Just curious. Sad to see her go, she was quite sociable :sad:

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    marinebio_guy Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    The GPO"s I've worked with that have laid eggs usually find a corner to lay them in due to not having a suitable den, which for these guys from my understanding is a hole or sheltered area they clear out.
     
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    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Understood, just by my superficial(?) examination of the tank, it appears to offer sufficient possibilities. According to the GPO, apparently not.
     

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