where to get cephalopod embryos in Germany / EU

Discussion in 'Sources for Cephalopods and Food' started by 000generic, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. 000generic

    000generic Cuttlefish Registered

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    Hi Tonmo!

    I'm a postdoctoral researcher at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology working on cephalopod genomics and the establishment of a laboratory research model for cephalopods. I'm visiting the Max Planck Institute in Dresden, Germany right now for a light sheet microscopy course. I would like to image live cephalopod embryos, as part of the course. I had originally planned to get embryos from another researcher but it turns out his eggs all hatched. I was wondering if anyone might know of a quick source (research or commercial) for eggs of any species. Smaller eggs are generally better but would be very happy to have anything, especially if we could receive them in Dresden by the end of the week. A source within Germany or the EU would be ideal, if only to keep shipping costs and customs delays to a minimum.

    As an aside, I have a new web project, Octosquid, on the cephalopods of Okinawa and the animals we work with at OIST.

    Cheers,
    Eric
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    I sent @Taollan and @Thales FaceBook notes in hopes that they may have some contacts for you but eggs are not easy to come by and both are located state side.
     
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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    I would check with an local fish and coral importers or fish/coral stores. Dwarf cuttle, Sepia bandensis, eggs seem to be available in your part of the world.
     
  4. 000generic

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    Thanks DHWhatley and Thales! I'll start googling but you have an importer you recommend?
     

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