I'm a ceph breeder

I'm a ceph breeder

Postby Thales » Sun Sep 16, 2007 11:54 am

Hey guys!

Nice site. Gresham said I should come over and say hi, so hi.

Here is a pic of S bandensis I am breeding right now:

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I'm at MACNA right now, so I will try to post more later. :D
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Postby William » Sun Sep 16, 2007 11:37 pm

Awsome. I can't wait to see more.
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Postby Peter Schmiedel » Tue Sep 18, 2007 1:22 am

Hi,

I also enjoyed it a lot to see these little critters develop in their black eggs, searching for them in the macro algae filled tank and watching them grow. Very interesting animals to watch. Do yours also "greet" you when you come for feeding? Mine did raise the longer arms to the top of the head and come to the front window when I approached.

Any long term success with the ceph in you avatar? It is regularly available here but as I have no constant effortable source of crabs add hermit crabs here I did not get one.
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Postby mpedersen » Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:41 am

That is so cool!

Welcome aboard too!

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Postby Thales » Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:54 am

Thanks guys!

You can find more about my work with bandensis at http://www.DaisyHillCuttleFarm.com

It seems I am the first person to have any long term success with wunderpus. I wrote an article about my wunderpus for Anthony Calfo's magazine. It was just published but here is a link to the copy I scanned and a thumbnail of the first page.

The Ballet of the Wunderpus

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I don't recommend them in general, and I only bought mine due to serendipitous circumstances. :D
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Postby Greshamh » Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:11 am

Welcome Thales, glad you made it over :)
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Postby Spracklcat » Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:38 pm

I'm happy to see the article here :) It was a pleasure to work on, one of my favorites. Thanks again for the opportunity (and for the shameless plug :) )

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Postby joefrith » Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:09 am

Idk if i missed this in the article but what size aquarium did you keep the wonderpuss in? Thanks.
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Postby sihaya » Fri Oct 12, 2007 11:09 am

Hey Thales... don't I know you from somewhere? reefs.org maybe? Are you a mod there?
~namaste~
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Postby Thales » Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:07 pm

sihaya wrote:Hey Thales... don't I know you from somewhere? reefs.org maybe? Are you a mod there?


I'm and admin! Hows your plankton! :D
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Postby Thales » Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:15 pm

joefrith wrote:Idk if i missed this in the article but what size aquarium did you keep the wonderpuss in? Thanks.


He started in an 18 gallon tall, then moved to a 30 long. I am of the opinion that smaller spaces can be better for some cephs because it is easier to make sure they are feeding. For the full story check out www.wunderpus.net.

BTW, he died in mid september after 7.5 months in my care. I think that is the record. :D

Also, BTW, this is always important when discussing wunderpus:

The size of Wunderpus photogenicus populations in the wild is unknown, and it is unclear what effect their collection will have on those populations. Little is known about what they need to survive in the wild, and even less is known about what they need to live well in the aquarium. After much wrestling with this issue, I urge even experienced ceph-keepers to think long and hard before bringing one into the home aquarium. Many cephalopod enthusiasts feel that the wunderpus shouldn’t even be collected for the trade at least until more scientific research has been done on the species. Though I agree with this sentiment, the realty of the Marine Ornamental industry is that these animals will continue to appear in the trade. It is my hope that those that read this site are interested in these animals, but do not rush out to buy them.
I only accepted responsibility for Fontanelle, my wunderpus, because by serendipity, I was able to obtain a healthy animal before it was tanked at an importer, at a time when I had a mature, ceph-ready aquarium available.
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Postby Thales » Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:16 pm

Spracklcat wrote:I'm happy to see the article here :) It was a pleasure to work on, one of my favorites. Thanks again for the opportunity (and for the shameless plug :) )

Christine


whoo hooo!
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Postby Greshamh » Sun Oct 14, 2007 10:01 pm

:lol:
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Postby sihaya » Thu Oct 18, 2007 5:38 pm

Thales wrote:I'm and admin! Hows your plankton! :D


Cool, great to see you here! My plankton has perished. I let the kreisel overflow by mistake and I think they must have spilled out. Oops... oh well, I will be trying again soon.

Btw, I love your website!
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Postby Thales » Tue Dec 25, 2007 7:27 pm

The current batch.

This cuttle is only 1/2 inch long max.

Taken with Gresham's lens. He may not get it back. :D



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Postby Greshamh » Wed Dec 26, 2007 12:54 pm

Merry Christmas? :)
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Postby Thales » Wed Dec 26, 2007 7:09 pm

Thanks Gresh!

I got some daughter puke for you! Thats what I have been elbow deep in all day so far!
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Postby Greshamh » Wed Dec 26, 2007 9:49 pm

Um, thank you? :shock:
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Postby Greshamh » Wed Dec 26, 2007 9:50 pm

got a HP DMS > dual DVI converter? Stupid ATI graphics card :evil:
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Postby blacksnail » Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:05 pm

im interning at the NRCC and we just had 300 cuttlefish and 1000 squids hatch just over a week ago.

there the coolest babys ive ever seen.
there just starting to change colour and the squid started flashing when eating.

there eating every 2 hours live wild missid shrimp and baby crabs that we are colecting.

its so cool to watch them eat. im starting to love cephs.
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Re: I'm a ceph breeder

Postby Midnight Angel » Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:33 am

THANK YOU :!: Great thread :!:


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