Keep your camera handy though, the laying can go on for days. Also, if you could manage to get video of the mother braiding the eggs into skeins I think you would have something historical - I don't know that anyone has captured that operation yet.
She is laying the eggs on the front of the glass. I have to remove the eggs and put them in a basket due to the chance of them getting damaged while cleaning the tank.
And Yes we are still working on trying to raise some eggs to adulthood, although there is a chance these eggs are infurtile because we have had her for 4 months and she has been alone the entire time, so unless she has been storing sperm for a while they are probably bad.
Yea...how DO octopuses braid their eggs into strands? I always knew they did cuz it was always listed as part of their egg-laying description books...but it never told exactly how. Is it already braided?
You should get pics of that process. Iv never seen photo's of that taken ever.