octo eggs

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  1. oriosz

    oriosz Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    I've had her for less than a month.
    She is the first octo.
    I think she was wild caught in florida so maybe we will be lucky.
    Any suggestions on rearing these?
    How can I tell if they are fertile?
    Gestation period?
    Any comments will be greatly appreciated.
    She was and is very beautiful.


    thanks..
    Orly
     

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    joefish84 Sepia elegans Registered

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    looks like a small egg species so its probably not a briareus. maybe a vulgaris or jubini? they will be planktonic young not benthic
     
  3. oriosz

    oriosz Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Thanks
    I am almost sure she is a vulgaris.
    Is there any chance or rearing her eggs?
    How long do I have before they hatch?

    thanks a bunch,
    Orlando
     
  4. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    If she is a sexually mature vulgaris, she'd have to be quite large, at least several feet armspan... is she that big? I believe vulgaris is a small-egged species, which are notoriously hard to raise babies from, since the hatchlings will be free-swimming for a month or so. There are a number of threads about people who have tried to raise them, but it's known to be difficult even for research facilities.
     
  5. joefish84

    joefish84 Sepia elegans Registered

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    look into it maybe being an alecto or joubini
     

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