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Vulgaris suppliers

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Hi,
I work for the NC Aquarium. We're in the need for a few juv. O. vulgaris. Does anybody know of any suppliers that can guarantee that they are vulgaris. We are having trouble getting small ones this time of year and the two we have are full adults.
Thanks
John
 

Nancy

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I don't think the NRCC has vulgaris, but TBS does, and they have a good reputation for knowing their species.

On March 9 I posted this under the Octopus Availability thread on this forum:

We've heard from Richard at TBS (Tampa Bay Saltwater) - he has octos for sale:

2 vulgaris (one large and one small) - nice octos, but you'll need a big tank!
2 dwarf octos (joubini)

Richard also mentions that he can get vulgaris all year long, but joubini is only collected in the spring and is coming to the end of its season.

You can contact him at [email protected] or send a PM to liverock.

Nancy
 

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I don't really know, but I can think of some things that might influence the pricing:
Ease of capture
Cost of keeping hte octo before sale (vulgaris is bigger and will eat more)
Size of holding tank required - vulgaris will need a bigger tank while waiting to be sold

Nancy
 
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Well I emailed him and he told me that trapping season will soon be over and it will be harder for him to get octo's...so if anyone is interested, try as soon as you can now. 80 bucks is the most expensive iv seen so far for a Vulgaris, but its probably worth it.
 

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