Octopus eggs for graduate student project

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  1. rawigton10

    rawigton10 Larval Mass Registered

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    Hello everyone,
    I am a graduate student working on a cephalopod project. I was wondering if anyone knows of sources for octopus eggs. I need a species (such as Octopus vulgaris or Octopus bimaculatus) that has planktonic paralarvae (many small eggs). Any input would be very much appreciated. I can be reached at rwigt001@odu.edu
     
  2. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Nice to see someone experimenting with the small egg species hatchlings. Hummelincki, joubini (be careful here though as most octopuses sold as O. joubini are O. mercatoris and are a large egg species) are two other Caribbean options and aculeatus (or any of the abdopus complex) from Indonesia would meet your criteria. Unfortunately, trying to find eggs or a brooding female is a by chance happening for most of our members. One member did have aculeatus some a month ago so check the Journals and Photos section for new entries every week or so.
     
  3. Neogonodactylus

    Neogonodactylus Haliphron Atlanticus Staff Member Moderator

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    There are a few Abdopus aculeatus showing up in the aquarium trade. About half of the females I've gotten in the past laid eggs.

    Roy
     

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