What type of cephalopod would you culture?

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  1. cuttlegirl

    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    If you could culture a cephalopod (or ask scientist to do it for you), which species would you like to see available?
     
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    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    bimacs would be good...
     
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    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    Yikes, Monty, you answered before I finished proof-reading my poll!
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Hummelincki still has my heart. IME they are extremely gentle, interactive, small enough to fit well in an aquarium and don't require a chiller. Life span is unknown and they are a small egg species but we are talking wishful thinking.

    My second choice (but a tough call) would be Metasepia pfefferi
     
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    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Neogonodactylus Haliphron Atlanticus Staff Member Moderator

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    O. chierchiae has a lot going for it - small, big-egged, attractive, reasonably active, seems to do well in captivity, does not die after reproducing, takes a variety of prey, and most importantly, it is culturable.

    Roy
     
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    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    I guess I should have specified, what kind of extant cephalopod :razz:.
     
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    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Someday someone will find a mated pair living in the deep somewhere and the whole world will change. :wink:
     
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    How is your project going with the single female?
     
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    Metasepia for sure. Just because i dream of having one.
     

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