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Jean

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OShea is a Pinnoctopus cordiformis and no Steve doesn't know yet....................I'm sure he'll find out! :twisted:
 

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O'Shea Octopus released!

We released O'Shea today as we have had him for over six months and he is an adult. He was released into Otago Harbour which has a healthy population of octopus.

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potential new arrivals at portobello

Her Majesty our current octopus has decided to lay eggs on the glass of her tank. As we've only had her a couple of weeks it is possible that the eggs are fertile. I'll try to take pics every so often!

Here's a couple of pics of the eggs and one of the lady herself.

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Jean;103443 said:
Her Majesty our current octopus has decided to lay eggs on the glass of her tank. As we've only had her a couple of weeks it is possible that the eggs are fertile. I'll try to take pics every so often!

Here's a couple of pics of the eggs and one of the lady herself.

J

:glass: congrats to mama octo! She's in your big tank?
 

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She's a Pinnoctopus cordiformis and she currently is residing in a 2000L display tank, with flow through seawater.

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mosthated;103489 said:
strange spot to lay the eggs,

Isn't it though. This has happened once before here back in the 50's or 60's Betty Batham the then director wrote a paper on it.


Batham EJ (1956) Care of Eggs by Octopus maorum Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand Volume 84. I have a pdf if anyone is interested.

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