[Octopus]: Ripley - Abdopus sp My 'cephalopodic' journey-a beginner's progressive notes

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Do share! Note that our Media Gallery now also supports uploading & processing of videos up to 100mb. Once uploaded, it can be embedded here in the forums. I'm still working on optimizing this... slow & steady :heee:
 

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Awesome! Yeah I have a good video of her as well. Just needing to figure out on my phone and how to upload it. Lol!
 

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She is more active than most records we have of a brooding female. You might try offering very tiny pieces of shrimp.
 

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She is more active than most records we have of a brooding female. You might try offering very tiny pieces of shrimp.
This was the day I was able to get her to take a piece of shrimp.
She hasn't taken another offering since then. But stays and continually works on placing and replacing her 'barricade'.
 

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I have found that size matters. What I am suggesting is offering a VERY small piece of shrimp, maybe sucker sized. You would probably have to the pieces on a clam shell or even in a small shallow bowl or bottle cap.
 

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Excellent tip! - I retried some of the small miosis shrimp today and she gladly accepted them!
She and used one of her arms to check me out.
So happy!
 

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Great video! Are those eggs confirmed fertilized? I couldn't make out any eye spots...
I believe so. I can only see a very small speck inside each one. Originally I couldn't even see the but they have slowly developed to a spot. Not sure what part that is to them as they develope.
Also, I've been told to look for pulsing and have not seen that yet either.
 

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The black dots will likely be the eyes (you should be able to see two if the egg is in the right position and you use a magnifying glass. Try a cheap pair of reading glasses (you will only want roughly 2 - 2.5 magnification - dollar stores often have them) if you don't have a magnifying glass available.
 

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