Hi, It's been a very long time since I last posted on this site. However I'm now back working in the aquarium field and am a proud carer for a lesser octopus (Eledone cirrhosa). Unfortunatly she laid eggs within two weeks of me starting my new position. They were definitley not fertile as she hasn't had any action with a male so I removed them from the tank straight away. Funny thing she is now feeding and activily coming out of her den (pouncing on her food) and even playing with feeder sticks. My question is has anybody seen this sort of behaviour before. I've worked with a couple of other larger species before (one being GPO) and alas they always hid in there dens after laying and died within a couple of weeks even if they eggs were doomed to never hatch. Were now two weeks and counting... after the removal of the eggs. Anybody got any ideas on this particular type of behaviour/species?