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[Cuttlefish Eggs]: Jabba, Jool, Ziro, Zorba - S. Bandensis

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Oh, so cute. They have good color. I forgot how tiny they are...

D, are the deflated eggs the ones that hatched? Eggs that have died during development will have a whitish mass inside of them. How many eggs do you have?
I am new to cuttles, I have 12 eggs. One egg has a little cuttle shaped guy in there and a second larger mass. would you say that the egg is not viable?
 

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The other mass is the yolk sack. The baby cuttle lives on this as it grows and (hopefully) will not hatch until it is all or mostly absorbed. Occasionally, cuttles hatching with a small yolk sack attachment survive but what you hope is to not see the sack at hatching. It is believed that the nourishment from the last of the sack is what still maintains them while they learn to hunt.
 
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The other mass is the yolk sack. The baby cuttle lives on this as it grows and (hopefully) will not hatch until it is all or mostly absorbed. Occasionally, cuttles hatching with a small yolk sack attachment survive but what you hope is to not see the sack at hatching. It is believed that the nourishment from the last of the sack is what still maintains them while they learn to hunt.
it just seemed different because it seems that the two are not attached like they are separate masses
 

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I am not sure this will help, but I placed a light under one of the cuttlefish eggs and photographed it here. There is also a video several posts later in the thread.
 
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I may have missed it, but what happened to the remaining eggs? Did you get any of the Gen. 2 past hatching?
I got all 12 as eggs so far one has hatched. Almost a week in and still haven't seen it eat. And its not active at all.. Still waiting on the rest of the eggs. I used a light underneath and saw at least 4 that should hatch with the week.
 
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I got all 12 as eggs so far one has hatched. Almost a week in and still haven't seen it eat. And its not active at all.. Still waiting on the rest of the eggs. I used a light underneath and saw at least 4 that should hatch with the week.
I'm still not sure what will happen with these guys. Any advice u got would help
 

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