Doryteuthis update

So a week ago I took these photos of the larvae. Anatomically they don’t seem much different from last time. There’s a few noticeable developments though. The chromatophores appear more active, the tissue seems a bit less transparent, and the larvae are much more active, swimming around in their eggs. They are not much larger though, which surprised me. They are around 4mm in this photo.

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Doryteuthis opalescens Credit: N Webster

Over the weekend many of the little rascals hatched, and have since been returned to the wild.

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