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Nautilus Eggs

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The Nautilus at the National Zoological Park laid a series of eggs (five I think) recently, the event took place about a month or so ago. The intent of the staff is to remove them and place them in a special holding tank, as the water temp needs to be higher than that which Nautilus are normally kept. As to whether or not they are fertile that remains unknown, hatching times vary in captivity, from 10 months to a year plus. More details later, in the meantime here are a few images. :madsci:



 

corw314

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Is this the Baltimore Aquarium? If not where is the National Zoological Park? I am due a trip down there after the holidays, as I am a member at the aquarium. I didn't realize it took so long for the eggs to hatch! Fascinating!!!

Carol
 

cthulhu77

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Indeed, has this been done before in captivity??? That is one heck of a long gestation period!!!
 

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