ARGONAUTS QUEST!

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I've also heard they are extremely rare... and not very much is known. I suppose if you ever managed to find one, it would be best to let a professional keep it... or let it swim about it's merry way and make more argonauts.

as for other shelled-cephalopods..... nautilus are not so rare. However, they require rather cold water. You would need an expensive chiller. They also need low light conditions. One more thing, for a nautilus that has been in captivity for any amount of time, all the new shell it grows is knarly and sickly looking (I used to work at a place that had them). After a long time in captivity, they have issues with controlling their boyancy and often stay at the surface of the water :frown:
 


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On a side note.... about a year ago i was surfing the internet for information about the argonaut... and i found quite a few shells for sale on ebay! :x :cry:

i just remembered and looked them up and happily, there is no longer a single one for sale. :smile:
 
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Octomush- hmm... i'm really not sure about that. Since the track record for keeping them alive in captivity is so poor, I would reeeeally say you shouldn't. But if you did, uh.... i dunno.... call them and ask them?
 


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Actually, no, they aren't caught. Argo shells are prized treasures among beachcombers. The drop the shell remember-it's an egg case, not a permanent shell! :biggrin2:
 

Cephkid

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Well of course. :roll: But without evidence I can't go hit the collectors with The Claw!!!!!! :evil:
But I'll get it...
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Or maybe not...
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Then again...
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...who knows?
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LOL well actually come to think of it.... Argo shells wash up on the beaches here quite frequently. Although I have never seen them I read about it in books and such all the time.
 

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REALLY? :shock: PUT THEM IN THE WATER YOU TWIT!!!!!!! THOSE ARE EGG CASES-with EGGS. EMAPHASIS ON 'EGGS'! ARGONAUTS RIGHT THERE! HAhaHAhsHAha!!!!!!!! :bonk:
 

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