thinking of raising briareus

Mr Blobby

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Just an update on eggs rec'd from Tom's

While several eggs developed primitive eyespots (looked like red smooshed doughnuts under the 'scope), only one has developed real 3-D eyeballs and chromatophores and tentacles. So my fingers are crossed that I can make this one live!
 

Mr Blobby

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no pix. just a cheap camera w/no macro lens. and I dare not handle the egg enough to take it to work to put under the microscope to photo it. There are still eggs w/eyespots and octo-form in them that are not yellowed. I wonder if they could have been fertilized at a later time (doubt it) or if they just stopped developing. Anyone know if eggs can hatch a week or so apart? (O. briareus.) Also, the developed one moved inside the egg when I shined a light on it, any guesses as to how many days before hatching?
 

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It usually takes about a week for all the babies to hatch. The second brood of mercs took 10 full days to completely hatch (the first very small group hatched in 4 days).
 

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