SF Bay Area - I will soon have baby Sepia bandensis for sale

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  1. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    How much were your adults? And what has their lifespan been so far? Any growth?
     
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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Colin,

    The wild caught adults were between 50 and 75 dollars. I have had one for over 7 months and there has been definite growth. The babies are eating like pigs and seem to be growing daily.

    What do they go for in your neck of the woods?
     
  4. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    the tropical species are about the same but about $20 for officinalis babies...

    I think the next time you could maybe try selling the eggs and that way shipping would be cheap and you would pass on the expense of feeding the wee yuns to the new keeper...

    Are you going to try and breed these babies back to new stock?
     
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    Btw- When do you plan to start selling?
     
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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    I will definatly see if anyone wants eggs, but only if they really understand the cost of raising them!
    I plan to start selling in the next month.
     
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    elaflam O. bimaculoides Supporter

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    hey,
    small world. If you can ship eggs to Gloucester, Mass that would be great!
     
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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    I don't have eggs right now, just babies for sale. They are eating guppies and ghost shrimp and small crabs. Shipping will be spendy...if you are interested shoot me an email.

    RR
     
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    elaflam O. bimaculoides Supporter

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    Hi
    I'm definitely interested. I did read your other post about shipping and are considering your area first. I'm willing to pay for shipping, that's not a problem. Just let me know when/if you can.
    thanks
    Ed
     
  10. chrshlst

    chrshlst Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    im also interested...how long do those things live, anyhow?
     
  11. chrshlst

    chrshlst Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    can you keep 2-3 in a 30 gal tank?
     
  12. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    I am working on a S bandensis FAQ. Should be ready in the next week, and it should answer all the questions! :D
     
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    chrshlst Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    hey, thanx!
     
  14. joel_ang

    joel_ang Architeuthis Registered

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    I'll just try to answer the questions. Bandensis live anywhere from 1 - 2 years, we don't know for sure as no one has really bred them before... til now (at least i think so). The longest i kept a bandensis for was about a year, but i got it when it was already an inch long.

    Regarding keeping the cuttles in a 30 gal, It depends largely on the sex of the cuttles, if its a male and 2 females, they could co-exist but its likely they'll fight at some point of time. More than one male in a tank that small is going to result in a loss. The problem is that there is no obvious sexual dimorphism in cephalopods.

    Hope this helps :)
     
  15. Wey

    Wey Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    buy sepia badensis

    Hi! I´m very very interested in buy a pair of sepia badensis. Could you tell me your prices?

    Thanks a lot
     
  16. Cephkid

    Cephkid Sepia elegans Supporter

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    As an answer to your first question Righty, In order to price each one, I would do this:

    (x/y)=n (n+.02n=cost) OR (n+.04n=cost)

    *note: x=money spent to raise/aquire them all, y=number of cuttles.

    That way you essentially get back (x) dollars when they're all sold plus 2% or 4% of that amount in profits. (you can vary the formula how you like, but the base model makes sure you gain money, instead of losing it.


    Congratulations, BTW!!!
     

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