Tropical Cuttle ID

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  1. Mikey

    Mikey Wonderpus Registered

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    Hey guys!

    I've got a long running thread in the cuttle section on my rearings of "dwarf" tropical cuttles.

    I had tentatively ID the guys as Sepia Bandensis, due to collection location (Phillipenes) and also the walking behaviour, but I would like to know if any of you guys can help out.

    I have had the misfortune of having a very very small juvenile die (runt), so I have the cuttle bone and am posting pics to see if they help.

    I have pictures of the rest of my healthy ravenous babies on MY THREAD HERE>

    And here are the pictures of both side of the cuttle bone. I realise it may not be fully formed so I'm only taking the opportunity following the death. Any help would be most most welcomed.

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    The bone was damaged (in forst pic) by me due to my ignorance at the delicacy of them. Bone is only a meagre 7 - 8 mm long.

    Thanks again in advance for any help :wink:
     
  2. Mikey

    Mikey Wonderpus Registered

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    No?
     
  3. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    sorry mikey... maybe its a bit on the small side???

    again, keeping cuttles is still in it's infancy so maybe that's part of the problem?
     
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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    I'll dig out my cuttle bones and take a pic for comparison!
     
  5. Mikey

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    Cheers Rich!
     

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