PLEASE SEE SQUIDCAM IV! Just a wee update here. I no longer have the time to tend for these animals, as in rear them through, but there is now a full-time display of 6 large broad squid at Kelly Tarlton's (here in NZ), although they are not on SQUIDCAM (and it is unlikely that I'll start this up again). We had a wee function at Kelly's last evening, marking the opening of a 'freaky fish' exhibit, with a giant squid centre stage, and I got to watching these broad squid (mesmerised, as you get). Last week one of the females (perhaps several) laid some eggs in the tank; the eggs look great. I immediately commented that the eggs would have to be removed and placed in a separate tank with higher current flow, as they invariably deteriorate in tanks with low flow (insufficient agitation to aerate all of the jelly-like strands full of embryos); I have lost quite a few egg masses because of this (I have never had adults in the tank with eggs though). Last night those eggs still looked pristine, and I did wonder if I was getting a tad rusty in my recollection of egg-culture conditions. .... so I stood there and watched, and within several minutes two of the 6 squid had lunged down, flushed the eggs with their siphons, and teased their arms through the egg strands so as to clean/agitate & aerate them. I had just witnessed maternal/paternal care of squid eggs!! Wow! I had not seen this before, nor had I heard of it for this species .... and I certainly did not expect it from something that is supposed to be a terminal spawner!