whats the difference in bimac and vulgaris

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  1. marinerules

    marinerules Wonderpus Registered

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    can you get vulgaris aquacultured like u can a bimac

    all i know of the vulgaris is that they can get bigger than a bimac

    but also , how do the two (vulgaris and bimac) compare when it comes to color changing personality and ect.
     
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    marinebio_guy Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    It might be hard to find a captive raised vulgaris, because there babies are plectonic when they hatch and it is hard to take care of them at that stage.
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    People (with big tanks) do sometimes keep vulgaris and they seem to make a good pet octo. They have plenty of personality. Downside is that they like to escape.

    As far as I know, the bimac is the only tank-raised octo available to the public.

    Nancy
     
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    joel_ang Architeuthis Registered

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    I don't think vulgaris are diurnal while bimacs definitely are... Bimacs also display two iridescent eye spots just below the real eyes.
     

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