Motherhood a killer for Sidney octopus - Victoria Times Colonist

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    octobot Robotic Staff Staff Member Robotic Staff

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    Does anyone know if ANY GPO's have been raised from egg in captivity. I know there has been some success with vulgaris and another Alaskan octo (smaller than the GPO but still a small egg species, unfortunately, I don't remember the species name but do remember that crab larvae was a successful food).
     
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    Really? Do they behave differently for fertilized and unfertilized eggs?

    Ummm...I thought this was the ultimate no no?
     
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    I think that is wishful thinking but I did notice that Maya would leave the den occassionally but she was still very protective of the infertile eggs.

    There are exceptions when an aquarium is a flow through (to and from the sea) system that keeps local animals (no flow through should have invasive species).
     

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