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Guten Morgen from Germany

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Guten Morgen from Germany

Although I have been spying on this great site since a whole month already :cyclops:, I didn't introduce myself to the community yet... Urgently need to change that...
I am an undergarduated student of marine biology + zoology from Germany and I am going to graduate next summer. Since I have done some research on Sepia officinalis blood physiology in spring 2003, I am so fascinated by these animals. I spend my last years summer holidays doing more study on S. officinalis and at the moment (holidays again) I am doing even further investigations on them. At the same time I am watching a couple of young S. officinalis hatching and growing up. Their tanks (two) are standing right next to me (I am at an research institute) and they are so, so adorable. Between my measurements I catch them some Mysis and watch "my" babies chasing them. Their targeting gets better day by day...

I found this great website when I was searching for cuttle-keeping-information on the web. I am considering to have one of "my baby S. officinalis " at home sooner or later and I am studying all the related posts on this forum. Fortunately I may get some equipement for setting up a tank (including the cuttle) easily, but at the moment I am in the stage of figuring out what is needed to make a cuttle happy (and if I can garantee that to my potential future cuttle). Especially the articles on keeping a cuttle by Colin and the tank-sections are very interesting to me... Thanks for all the posts!!! They are so helpful for people like me.

So, now I am introduced,
TK
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Jakxx

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TPOTH said:
Wilkommen aus TONMO :welcome:
(not sure about the aus there... german lessons buried deep inside the brain)

TPOTH

Almost :smile:, it's actually "auf" that means "on". "aus" would be "from" :grad:

Anyway, I'de like to welcome Tigerkatze too! And I always thought I was the only one from germany here. :mrgreen:
 

TPOTH

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Jakxx said:
TPOTH said:
Wilkommen aus TONMO :welcome:
(not sure about the aus there... german lessons buried deep inside the brain)

TPOTH

Almost :smile:, it's actually "auf" that means "on". "aus" would be "from" :grad:
:notworth: Thanks! well two out of three ain't that bad :wink:

And yeah, pictures of the cute cuttles would be real cool... and if somehow one could manage to take some videos... :heee:

TPOTH
 
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Thank you for your warm welcome :biggrin2:
Yes, I will take some pictures of the Sepia officinalis hatchlings and I'll also try to make some small movieclips. I am about to build a website and I will post a link when it's done.

Until then,
TK
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Jakxx

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You don't possibily happen to know a good source of live food supply, do you? :smile: (other than catching it yourself) I live a bit inland (niedersachsen) and finding live food is the only real problem I have at the moment.
 
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Hmm, tomorrow I will try to find out where the Institute get its food from. I know that sometimes live food is ordered via express delivery from somewhere... and I even used to know from where, but suddenly forgot :oops: However, I guess it would be quite expensive for a private person.
Did you ever thought of raising your ceph's food?

TK :cuttle:
 

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Welcome Tigerkatze_82! I hope you enjoy the site and find some interesting bits and pieces here.

:welcome:

Phil
 

Jakxx

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Tigerkatze_82 said:
Did you ever thought of raising your ceph's food?

Mmh.. well that might take it a little too far I fear. The sole effort of raising crabs as ceph food might be more than actually keeping the octo itself, besides I would have to make sure the animals are raised correctly which will also involve extra costs in crab food, probably special tanks for the hatchlings and so on...

simply buying them and keeping them till they are fed to the octo would be the better choice I believe (I still might be wrong here)
 

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