Ink Has Eggs!

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I was messing with Ink tonight, trying to get her to eat. Up to this point, I thought, with all the shell hoarding she maybe preparing for eggs. She refused all food. Then as I was returning to the computer I saw her dart across the tank for another shell. Grabbed my camera and got the following shots! I am relieved she does have eggs, as it makes me feel good she was healthy enough to lay them, but the end result is sad. I really donot think they are fertile, but ya never know, right!

Anyway check out these pictures!!!

Carol
 

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And a few more! The Serpent Star has been sticking close to the cave.
 

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I guess this brings about mixed feelings :? The amount of eggs seem to be rather little though. Thanks once again for the great pics.
 

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Hi Carol,

Thanks for posting these remarkable photos of Ink and her eggs!
(I guess it's OK to say "her" now, isn't it?)
At least now you know what she's been doing.
Quite a pile of shells she's assembled, too.
And it's sad, too, for you and all of us who have been following
Ink through your descriptions and photos.

Nancy
 

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The large egg species tend to lay small amounts of eggs where 50 or more is common, any idea on how many ink has Carol?
 

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Hi everyone!

When I count in the initial picture, there could be 30. This morning, I see Ink was busy remodeling again. She managed to turn the cave on it's side. Was out again hauling shells. Looks to me like maybe the local shrimp have been stealing the eggs when she's out. She looks thinner to me. :( But what can ya do. My family and I have enjoyed her antics enormously over the past few months. And....she's still trying to squirt water at me!!!

Carol
 

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Carol, I'm sorry about Ink but maybe you'll end up with some youngin's. Will octos lay unfertilized eggs? John
 

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Thanks John..

The eggs have been steadly disapearing. I think when Ink leaves them, the local shrimp steal them. Ink is still eating, but she's loosing pigment. She still has her stockpile of shells, she's constantly rearranging. Deffinately a change in attitude, but maybe I'll have her a little longer as she's still eating.

Carol
 

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