How many of you plan to buy a bimac this year?

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m8298 said:
But how difficult is it to get them to actually breed?

Howdy,

Getting two Octopuses to mate is probably the easiest part of the process. Here are a couple of articles about
GPO's breeding at the Seattle Aquarium:

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/259543_nsecondary15.html
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/lifestyle/260637_fam24.html

Basically it's just a matter of keeping a male and female of roughly the same age in a situation where they can see/sense each other - but not eat each other! When the time is right the loving couple should indicate through their behavior that they'd like to get together for something other than dinner.

Assuming that everything works out the male will probably just wander off and the female will start picking out a brooding den.

The hard part comes later.


Romantically yours,

Alex
 

m8298

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Thanks for the info.

I wonder if the same arrangement could be used as Richard Ross does with the Sepia Bandenesis Cuttlefish. I am amazed by the photos and videos on www.stickycricket.com. Maybe the same type of setup would work with O. Bimaculoides, on a larger scale with respect to tank size.

I wish I had the ability to do that.
 

corw314

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I hope to get a second octopus soon....very soon....means I will have to at some point relocate him with us, but I miss having an active octo in my household. Egor is still denned up with her eggs. Been about a month or more since she was out. I miss her.

Carol
 
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