They are small eggs. I loved this octo to. She's awesome. Thanks.Nancy;101116 said:There's nothing to worry about and nothing you really have to do, especially if your octopus laid small eggs. You can watch them and give us an update. Usually they take 4-6 weeks to hatch. You can continue offering the mother food - she may or may not accept it, or will eat only at times.
You can't hope to raise the little small-egg hatchlings, but you could try if your octo turns out to be a species that lays large eggs. You thought she was a vulgaris, which is a small-egg species.
Unfortunately, your octopus will not live long afterwards.
Yes, i can see her. She has been eating, but she stays close to her egg's.Nancy;101126 said:Yes, it's a sad time for an octopus owner - and I think most of us do get attached to our octopuses. Just take of her, make her comfortable, and keep trying to offer food. Can you see her in her den?
They are the size of a small and i mean small piece of rice. There is about a few hundred eggs. When will i be abel to see the eyes in the eggs at how many weeks? I am going on week 2. She is eating great and protecting her eggs.dwhatley;101188 said:AD,
Can you see the eggs well enough to gauge size (use a comparative, pin head, rice grain, snow pea ...) Also, can you count the number of eggs (100, 500, 1000). These are good clues as to whether or not you have a chance at raising some of the young. Generally speaking, the larger the egg and the fewer the number, the greater the chances of success. If they are fertile, and you can see them, you should start to see changes and little eyes develop (regardless of size or number). If you have a camera, photograph the eggs at least once a week and enlarge the pictures on the computer (then post them for the rest of us to enjoy).