How long from senescence to death?

L S

Blue Ring
Registered
Joined
Apr 23, 2003
Messages
45
#1
After having it for 6 months, Trusty passed on last Friday, 2 weeks after I noticed some slight clouding of eyes and some body sores. It was still able to swim about and feed till Wednesday. Thursday it spat out the food I fed it.

Will the onset of death be very soon after 1st sign of senescence? 2 weeks seem kind of fast to me.

Cheers, LS
 

corw314

Colossal Squid
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Nov 20, 2002
Messages
3,748
#2
Wow... I am so sorry to hear about Trusty. That is the hard part of loving Cephs. They do seem to pass very quickly once the process starts.

Carol
 

joel_ang

Architeuthis
Registered
Joined
May 15, 2003
Messages
2,028
#3
Sad to hear that L S ,sounds like Zoidberg before he died with the cloudy eyes and all :(. Two weeks isn't really that fast since female cuttles will just lay their eggs then leave and deteoriate while males will do the same after mating.

Any updates on the other cephs?
 

Colin

TONMO Supporter
Supporter
Joined
Nov 14, 2002
Messages
3,986
#5
I think that even a week to two weeks is normal, it does seem to happen fast when it starts, maye not a bad thing at all!
 

L S

Blue Ring
Registered
Joined
Apr 23, 2003
Messages
45
#6
Thanks guys :)

Strangely for Trusty I don't really feel too sad. Seems likely it had lived to a ripe old age I felt I have provided the right care.

On other cephs...a bendensis that is hunting very actively, and a blind don't-know-what species that I have to hand-feed for almost a month now.

Cheers, LS
 

joel_ang

Architeuthis
Registered
Joined
May 15, 2003
Messages
2,028
#9
Is the eye clouded or is it just plain blind, I heard that they can get blinded if you use a real bright flash when taking photos. All the best then.
 

Members online

No members online now.

Forum statistics

Threads
19,346
Messages
201,828
Members
8,270
Latest member
King.God

Monty Awards

TONMOCON IV (2011): Terri
TONMOCON V (2013): Jean
TONMOCON VI (2015): Taollan
TONMOCON VII (2018): ekocak

About the Monty Awards
Top