Volunteering at the Belle Isle Aquarium has made me restless for trying something new. Since my current octo (ok, I've been holding out on you guys...) hasn't come out from the barnacle it's been in for the entire 5 weeks I've had it now, I decided to take the plunge with cuttlefish eggs! I got 10 eggs for Paradise Pets last Tuesday (St.Pat's Day). They came in a small box with only newspaper for packaging. There were actually 12 eggs, but 2 were old and shaggy looking. Four cuttles had hatched out, in various super tiny sizes, and one was dead. I needed my macro lens to see if they were alive or not. All of those ended up dying, but one more hatched out on Thursday, and another on Friday. I can't believe how much larger, more colorful and responsive these were compared to the originals! They change colors and swim away from the end of the pipette I use to "investigate them" them with. No more have hatched out, and though I still have the eggs, I don't think that any more will hatch from that group. I have yet to receive the food that I ordered from Paradise Pets on Wednesday, or hear anything more about the order, for that matter! I'm not super happy about that... I offered them some tigger pods, but they aren't interested. Hope the shipment comes tomorrow, and that it's normal for them to wait a few days to eat after hatching out. I received 10 more eggs from Blue Zoo Aquatics which arrived on Saturday (3-21). I am far more impressed with everything about dealing with them! Even the ordering was easier, with more confirmations. The eggs came in a styrofoam box with heat packs, and another bag of water that really helped keep the temp up. They even included some tubing and a suction cup for drip acclimation! These eggs look "nicer," more inflated and none look shaggy or beat up. Yes, I know that if they actually all live, I'll have more animals on my hands than I can keep, but I have ideas about that. For now, let's not count the cutttles before they are hatched! I have lots of questions about all of the best options for keeping the eggs and everything after. I know that even though I've read RR's articles, I'll be asking already answered Q's. I'm lucky, since I know you'll all be patient with me and help me through!