SQUID EGGS?!?!?

sedna

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No, I didn't buy any. But as you're all getting used to reading, "My LFS has (insert something cool) for sale..."

So really, what is the likelihood that they are actually squid eggs? If they are, could they be anything that is tank safe? All they could tell me is that they are from the Pacific. More than anything I'm curious as to what they are, but that empty 55 gal is waiting for something GOOD.

The same store had 3 S. bandesis eggs which hatched out yesterday. 2 of the 3 were alive today, of course they didn't know what to do next. Luckily I was able to come home and check TONMO journals for advice!
 

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sedna

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More notes come to mind...

The babies inside the eggs were clearly visible and larger already than the hatched cuttles in the box next to them. They were a very light color.

I'm only interested in these if A. they are identifiable as something O.K.(ethical) to get wild caught, and B. they are bob tail squid or just confused for a different cuttle that can live in 55 gal.
 
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Your title didn't mention they were "Area 51" squid eggs! I would be all over that except I'm sure the USAF will want them back. :lol:

I was always under the impression that squid eggs were more elongated... :confused:

I think bobtail eggs are much smaller than that.
 
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I had the same thought as Greg about squid eggs being elongated but I have only see TV specials and they may well come in different shapes. Except for the bobtail, though, squid are not supposed to do well in an aquarium.

I assume the 'Area 51' is to infer UNKNOWN? If the sign says $9.99 each, it might be interesting to see what hatches (or have you already done that?:sagrin:)
 
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Most cuttlefish eggs are listed as 'squid eggs' on wholesale lists. Squid eggs would be in a festoon.

I would guess those are Sepia latimanus from sight and from the idea that they have been coming in here and there this month.
 
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