Merc lifespan

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  1. Bob the kracken

    Bob the kracken Wonderpus Registered

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    If i understand correctly, mercs are warm water octos. How long do they live
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    I believe around 6 months- 1year. So short :sad:

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    i'd probably be better off with a bimac then. still not a long lifespan, but the best i can afford.
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Problem is Bob, there are very few octis that have a life span much longer than 6 months - 2 years. The exceptions are ones that generally you can't keep at home, such as GPO's (way too big), or polar species (you'd need a MEGAchiller :grin:).

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    i'm content with 1 to 1.5 years
     

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