Octopus cyanea

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  1. David

    David Larval Mass Registered

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    Does anyone know where i can purchase an octopus cyanea / hawaiian day octopus?

    David
     
  2. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    nope, and i'd have one if i did :)

    just need to try asking local importers that import from hawaii
     
  3. NickA5582

    NickA5582 Sepia elegans Registered

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    On the caphalopod page at the very last link is has a blue ring octo, but the scientific name is o. cyanea, the pic is of a blue ring and isn't for sale though. :? http://www.dal.ca/~ceph/TCP/sources.html
     
  4. joel_ang

    joel_ang Architeuthis Registered

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    You could try suppliers in south east asia though chances are they won't know the species, you could try getting a bandensis too but cuttles don't seem to be in season. Hawaii would be the better choice.
     
  5. KalihiBoy

    KalihiBoy Blue Ring Registered

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    With arms streached its about 3ft long at about 4-5lb :bugout:




    actually it might get a little biger :roll:
     
  6. David

    David Larval Mass Registered

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    Thats why i want one :D
     
  7. KalihiBoy

    KalihiBoy Blue Ring Registered

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    Well get one :bonk:

    But its best to do your reasearch first,witch i see your doing,so go ahead :madsci:
     
  8. chrshlst

    chrshlst Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    I thought that they had a tentacle span of only 12 in from tentacle to tentacle, according to the marine aquarium problem solver. :?
     
  9. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    nope, miles out... thats probably the distance between it eyes :)

    you are looking at close to 6 feet from tip to tip :)
     
  10. TPOTH

    TPOTH Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    *nods*

    Yep, for having the pleasure of working on O. cyanea last year in Indonesia i can confirm that they grow really big ;). In my study of the local octo fishery, i (only) came across (by that i mean the octo was brought to me for statolith removal by a fisherman prior to being sold to a middleman) a 3.2kg octo. I've had access to the local middlemen books and it seems the record stands at about 6kg :shock: ... but it was caught two weeks before i arrived on site :evil: dang!

    TPOTH
     
  11. Kev

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    Hi Last year I was workin in on Pemba Island, Tanzania and we were working on local artisanal fisheries one of which was for octopus, specifically Octopus cyanea and can vouch for their size I think the largest caught while we were working on them was 5.7kg it was one of almost 3/4 of a tonne caught over the low tide period last August. I also saw them whilst carrying out Dive surveys in the same area one especially comes to mind that was about 6.5 feet across about 2 meters away from our survey it made me jump I can tell you when it decided to move. So these things can grow to huge sizes. Aside from that does anyone know where I can find Articles or scientific journals about the afore mentioned octopus for work I am trying to do.
    Thanks
    Kevin
     
  12. Octomush

    Octomush Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Uuuuum.... I could hook u up with a cyanea I live in hawaii and I caught my own. But Im not sure how to ship it. If u can figure out how to get it shipped to u I might be able to catch u one. :wink:
     
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    Where/how did you catch them?? I need some for a project. I am on the Hilo side of the Big Island and have not been able to catch them anywhere. Help!!
     
  14. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Unfortunately chemzem, the post is from 2004 and the poster is inactive
     

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