Octo Egg

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  1. Octohk

    Octohk Blue Ring Registered

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    Hi All, I was in my LFS here in HK and the owner gave me an octopus egg (they had 6 of them, one had hatched). Is there any possible way to identify the species from the egg shape and size. I can see the baby inside and I think it is going to hatch in a few days.

    The egg is white, semi transparent (as I am sure they all are) and about the size of a large Banderas egg (about 20% larger).

    The baby inside is about the size of a mysis shrimp.
     
  2. lance

    lance Wonderpus Registered

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    any pic's of it?

    lance
     
  3. sedna

    sedna Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter Registered

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    Sounds like a cuttle eggs, not octos. You'd definitely have to post a pic. IF it were an octo egg it'd have to be from a large egged species but still very difficult to raise in captivity. Get a photo!
     
  4. Octohk

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    Unfortunately egg did not make it. Woke up this morning and the egg had lost its shape and the 'baby' inside was dead.
     
  5. cephlapodlover

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    RIP sorry for the lose of your baby egg :(
     

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