in search of a cuttle

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  1. rc

    rc GPO Registered

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    being that my octo appears to be nearing its end, i hope to be able to rear the babies but if not i would like to go back on the search for a cuttle
    im am in the U.S. which is why it is so difficult Florida to be specific
    if anybody has any advice or can help me get one please let me know
     
  2. mcatee123

    mcatee123 O. bimaculoides Registered

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    go to the National Resource Centerfor Cepholopods the address should be kicking round the site somewhere they guarantee live arival and theyre cuttles are lab cultured so they know the age the price vaierys (bad spelling!) depending on the species
    sepia officinals $25.00-$50.00
    sepia pharaonis $30.00-$80.00

    $15.00 paking fee and guaranteed to be on your doorstep at 10.00am the next day now thats service (plug...plug .....plug....plug) NRCC beter read this mama needs a new dictunary :notworth:
     
  3. Burstsovenergy24

    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Here is the site. I thought they didnt ship to nonresearch people though. :? Anybody that works there care to chime in?
     
  4. mcatee123

    mcatee123 O. bimaculoides Registered

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    you could say your a reasearch facility fedex wont care (em cough eh no :goofysca: dont do eh that cause :goofysca: its eh moraly wrong) just put the insert sir name here reasearch centre and charge it to your credit card em eh dont do that cause its wrong yeah i think they do send to non reasearch facilities but that might be wild colected only
     
  5. joel_ang

    joel_ang Architeuthis Registered

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    Sorry, tough luck, they only send to research facilities, but if you are still in Uni, you could get them to deliver the cephs to the University then collect it from there.

    Another problem is size, the pharaonis and officinalis can grow to be about 40-45cm ML, a really big tank would be needed for that. Getting enough food can be costly too since they eat so much.
     
  6. mcatee123

    mcatee123 O. bimaculoides Registered

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    i got fish from a simalar reasearch center by saying i was the British Empire Marine Biology Trust and Reasearch Center of Scotland (tip to reasearch facilities the british empire fell in the 1930s!) they found out and they didnt mind! :mrgreen:
     
  7. Burstsovenergy24

    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Joel,

    Feeding a big ceph would be easier than feeding a small ceph because you can get those half a foot long crabs for like a buck. :)
     
  8. rc

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    when i fist started reding the replies i started to get all excited, i had tried the nrcc before, i was hoping maybe things had changed, last time i did say i was doing research, i said i was trying to study husbandry and i requested one male and i female specimen, they basically told me tough s*&%

    as far as food i live very close to the beach and crabs are very abundant
     
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    neptune Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    where in FL are you?
     
  10. rc

    rc GPO Registered

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    ft lauderdale area
     
  11. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    tut tut tut
     
  12. Burstsovenergy24

    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    :? Is that the same as tsk tsk tsk?
     
  13. joel_ang

    joel_ang Architeuthis Registered

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    You could try to ask Righty ( or Lefty as he is known on RC) where he got his bandensis from. Tut Tut Tut?
     
  14. NickA5582

    NickA5582 Sepia elegans Registered

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    Octopets is getting sepia officialences (huge spelling error) this summer.
    I have my own version, it's like ntk ntk ntk. :roll:
     
  15. mcatee123

    mcatee123 O. bimaculoides Registered

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    at least you got told tough S*&^ they never got back to me :evil: :twisted:
     
  16. rc

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    doesnt officinalis get really big, i am working with a 55g tank?

    are they trying to hatch them or are they going to be importing them?

    do know how much they will be charging?

    do they have any method of shipping that will improve chances of survival?
     
  17. joel_ang

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    It says that S Officinalis grows to 45cm in temperate waters and to 30cm in subtropical waters, oth are in ML. Though it will fit in a 55, alot of problems will be present, in short, 55g is small for a officinalis.
     
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    NickA5582 Sepia elegans Registered

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    I think Colin recommends a 200+ gallon for sepia o.
     
  19. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    yep, that i do


    kst kst kst
     
  20. joel_ang

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    ctl ctl ctl

    Whats with all this stuff :?:
     

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