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  1. Trickman2

    Trickman2 Larval Mass Registered

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    Hey guys,
    I live in San Diego and was thinking about getting one of these amazing animals. I contacted my local fish stores and they had a complete fit saying that they will not order these animals. I have had marine fish over ten years now and Was wanting to try something different. I have done some research and think I can meet the needs of these animals. How succesfull have you guys been raising these animals. Any idea on source of getting eggs? I think i would rather start with eggs.
    Thanks
     
  2. cthulhu77

    cthulhu77 Titanites Supporter

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    Availability should be fantastic for you...you live right by Octopets...they have captive bred stock, and there is a member up in SF who has some banded cuttles for sale...
    greg
     
  3. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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  4. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    I have two bandensis left for sale. I don't wanna ship, but if you wanna come up and get em...:D
     
  5. Andy Lister

    Andy Lister Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Righty,

    I've got some great ways of shipping cuttles which are 100% effective for them not inking.

    Using Magnesium Chloride in the water... is it worth me posting this up for people to see???

    ~Andy
     
  6. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    You betcha Andy! Its worth posting for me to see!
     
  7. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    The cuttlefish i have had were shipped in MgCl2 too and also no inking :)
     
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    joel_ang Architeuthis Registered

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    What effect does it have it have on the cuttles?
     
  9. Jean

    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Magnesium Chloride is like a sedative to most molluscs. So it's great to calm them for transport and on a sad note can also be used for euthanasia.


    J
     

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