The octopus larvae are very active in their egg capsules. They have greater control over their chromatophores, changing from shades of brown to completely white within seconds. The egg capsules even shake as the larvae moves about in the capsules. We anticipate for them hatching any day now.
While cleaning the tank, we discovered a clump of the eggs were knocked off of the abalone shell. The octopus larvae have developed eyes and even display changes in their chromatophores. About 30 of the egg capsules were taken from this tank and placed in a tank at a cooler temperature of 15 degrees Celsius. We aim to discover degree temperature has on the development of the larvae.