Hello From New York

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  1. wallysworld

    wallysworld Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    I am relatively new to cephalopod's, just raised a few S. Bandesis from eggs and they are doing well. In the middle of raising them I got the chance to purchase a Metasepia sp. (Flamboyant Cuttle). Needless to say she is the most amazing animal I ever cared for! She even started laying eggs but no young yet.

    I have been keeping marine fish and inverts for over 30 years. Bred 3 types of clown fish and the Northern H. Erectus successfully. Also have farmed corals on a small scale.

    I feel like Metasepia and possibly other cephs are the next path in life for me! I am very intrigued by them. My hope is that I can with others establish a captive breed population that will eliminate the demand for wild caught species.

    Thanks to Richard Ross for convincing me to (actively) join TOMNO ( meaning no more lurking...;))

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    Walter
    aka wallysworld
     
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    GPO87 Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome to (active) Tonmo! I hope you'll be posting some pictures of your cephs, as I'm sure many of the members would love to see them! :smile:
     
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    DeepBlueWonders Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Yes! Welcome, and please provide pictures!
     
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    CaptFish Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    :welcome: to TONMO!!

    Yeah i too would like to see pictures. lol.
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Good JOB Thales on delurking an enthusiast! If flamboyants make it to tank bred affordable, I'm in (for ONE tank anyway) :grin:
     
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    wallysworld Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Ok here's a few pics





    My first Flamboyant cuttlefish egg that showed signs of life. At about the 1:30 min marker you can see movement.
    Hoping to get some better video as he develops!

     

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    DeepBlueWonders Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    How old are your Bandensis?
     
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    wallysworld Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Here's another video from a few weeks ago, just uploaded to youtube so you guys could take a look.

     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Are you sure you did not just see the little pod crawling over the egg? I stared until my eyes burned but did not see movement.
     
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    wallysworld Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    My Bandesis are about 3 months old but thats an older picture.
     
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    wallysworld Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    LOL, no there is movement. Look at the top of the solid white object inside the egg just about at the 1:30 marker, you will see it I promise ;)
     
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    wallysworld Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Here's a better video.

    I really need a male to assure fertile eggs!! Hoping someone can help out :smile2:

     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Are those infertile eggs on the ground or dead food offerings?

    OK, going full screen I saw two stronger pulses at about 26 and 31 seconds and then the one you mentioned later.
     
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    wallysworld Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    They are all infertile eggs (so far). Anything she leaves after feeding I clean up. Thanks for looking.
     

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