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Old 01/06/2007, 10:13 PM   #1
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Source for cultured octopus?

1. Is there a source for cultured octopuses out there since octopets went out of business?

2. If not, where is the best place to get a wild caught octopus? Preferably a bimac.


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Old 01/07/2007, 09:23 AM   #2
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1) Not regularly. However at the moment there's a hobbyist with some available.

2) Check the availability thread at TONMO


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Old 01/07/2007, 03:19 PM   #3
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I have some eggs that will be hatching soon, but I do not like to ship them until they are a month or two old.


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Old 01/07/2007, 04:53 PM   #4
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What species?


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Old 01/07/2007, 06:06 PM   #5
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O. bimaculoides


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Old 01/16/2007, 09:14 PM   #6
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Where all will you ship to? Could someone come pick one up? I'm in the process of setting up a tank specifically for a bimac.


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Old 01/16/2007, 10:48 PM   #7
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I can ship anywhere in the U.S., You can't pick it up mainly because I live on an island, but I could drop it off somewhere or meet you if you are close by (Los Angeles area)


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Old 01/17/2007, 06:46 AM   #8
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How soon do you think they'll be ready to go--one month? Two? How much do you sell them for? I'd be happy to drive down and meet you whenthe time comes--less stress for the octo!


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Old 01/17/2007, 09:29 AM   #9
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They should be ready in about 2 months.


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Old 01/17/2007, 06:26 PM   #10
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Awesome. I'm very interested in buying one!


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Old 01/19/2007, 01:37 PM   #11
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Marine did you ever set a price or is that still up in the air depending on what they look like?


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Old 01/19/2007, 04:23 PM   #12
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They will roughly be $40.00 plus shipping.


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Old 01/19/2007, 06:40 PM   #13
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how old were the parents, and were they live caught or tank raise as well? (last question i promise)


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Old 01/19/2007, 09:03 PM   #14
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Is there anyway to reserve one? We'd come get it, since that would mean less time in packaging, etc.


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Old 02/01/2007, 02:47 PM   #15
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hmmmm, i am interested in this as well........


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Old 02/01/2007, 03:33 PM   #16
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All the hatchlings/eggs died while I was away last weekend due to tank problems. I do not have anymore eggs at the moment but will post when I get more.

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Old 02/08/2007, 09:56 PM   #17
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Bummer.


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Old 02/09/2007, 09:58 AM   #18
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Unfortunatly, I work a lot and am not at home on most weekends so if something goes wrong I might not catch it in time.


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Old 02/10/2007, 05:47 PM   #19
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are the parents live caught or tank raised?


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Old 02/12/2007, 12:01 PM   #20
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The ones right now are from wild caught parents, I have some juv. octo's from a previous spawn that I'll try to breed when they get bigger.


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Old 02/13/2007, 12:49 PM   #21
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I'm sure being marinebio_guy you'll be keeping track of how successfully you are able to raise the offspring of your captive bread octo's. Will be interesting to see your numbers, as many people have reported in the past that the number that will make it to maturity will be much lower then those offspring from the wild caught parents.


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Old 02/13/2007, 01:39 PM   #22
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I'm sure being marinebio_guy you'll be keeping track of how successfully you are able to raise the offspring of your captive bread octo's. Will be interesting to see your numbers, as many people have reported in the past that the number that will make it to maturity will be much lower then those offspring from the wild caught parents.
Percent survival depends mostly on how they are raised not if they are wild caught or captive raised although there might be a small differnence. I've been able to get ~90% survival before and its just a matter of how they are cared for.


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Old 02/13/2007, 02:37 PM   #23
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Perhaps were ever I saw that info in the past didn't take into account that many times hobbyist are trying with captive bread and marine biologist and those experienced in aquaculture were more likely to use wild caught.


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Perhaps were ever I saw that info in the past didn't take into account that many times hobbyist are trying with captive bread and marine biologist and those experienced in aquaculture were more likely to use wild caught.
I can't say for octopus but for cuttlefish you do not start seeing a significant survival rate change until about the 3-4 captive breed generation. On a side note there is very very few people that have breed ocotpus for the aquarium trade for more than one generation most are from wild caught parents that laid eggs in captivity.


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