accidental squid keeper

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first "confirmed kill" this morning... a small green porcelain crab. Fortunately, there is literally millions of these at my local beach, and being an introduced species I can pretty much help myself to as many as I like...
 
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thanks, thats a great article. it seems to suggest that squid over 30 days old dont engage in cannibalism, but this might have been due to them not keeping multiple generations in the same tank at the same time... so far the tiny squid has survived, it actually swims around in the water column at night while the big squid rolls around at the bottom of the tank... of course the little guy might be actively trying to not get eaten, but so far so good...
 
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just an update, the tiny baby squid died :confused: probably not enough/right sized food though I did my best to provide some. big (relatively) squid is still alive and kickin up sand with indignation whenever i interrupt its nighttime roamings... it seems to be getting used to me though, at first it would bury itself straight away, these days it just flips me off with its tentacles and tries to kick sand in my face!
 

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came in to switch on the light this morning and there was a squid sitting on the abalone shell! usually its long gone by this time, wonder if its the weather? (we had a storm last night) or if its just getting older and less active... anyway took the chance to film a couple videos with the light on
 

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