Sunday, January 15, 2006

A death

I walked into the cuttle room just now and floating mid water, against some macro algae was a dead cuttlefish. No signs of fighting, both tentacles in tact. Mystery death? Stress? Female after laying too many eggs? Not sure. I will attempt a dissection tonight.

The dissection shows nidamental glands, so female. Maybe death after eggs, maybe moving her eggs upset her (although I don't know for sure if its the mother of the first eggs, but there is only one cuttle in that area now).

And, here is a pic of the photographable eggs, day 3.


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