Perhaps a new source of Octos !

Discussion in 'The Octopus' Den' started by lockburn, Apr 14, 2005.

  1. lockburn

    lockburn O. bimaculoides Registered

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    On MSNBC, 'Aging octopus finally a mom'. Looks like she had tens of thousands of eggs, some are beginning to hatch now. Who do I call to place my order?

    Link-a-roo
     
  2. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    LOL better place an order for your multi-thousand gal aquarium first :)
     
  3. dawnchihuahua

    dawnchihuahua GPO Registered

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    Awwww what sweet little babies!
     
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    Squidman Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    How many little octos do you think will survive?
     
  5. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    probably none... being a small egg species it will be failry intensive to provide the right conditions and food sources for them. It can be done but it's not easy... good luck to them :)
     
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    marinebio_guy Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    I've been talking to the person in charge of them and sharing info so we might be able to get a few to survive or at least learn as much as possible.
     
  7. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    So is there a chance you all are going to get some of Aurora's babies?
    Those are very famous little octopuses!

    Nancy
     
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    marinebio_guy Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Probably not, the chances of any surviving are slim. We had GPO babies this past winter but zero of them made it past 3 weeks, although I am willing to try again. I'm just trying to refine techniques.
     

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