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Old 26-06-2018, 09:17 PM
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On average - How Old is a 6cm Calamari

and how long will it take to get to 12cm
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Old 26-06-2018, 11:51 PM
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it depends

https://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/24110/2/02whole.pdf

Not scientific:
Southern calamari squid live for a maximum of one year and can reach a total tube length of 50cm although are usually encountered at around 30 40cm weighing in at roughly 1 2kg. Sexual maturity occurs at around 7- 8 months of age when the squid are 15 20cm in length
ref: http://fish-on.com.au/what-the-fish/...hern-calamari/

Better science:
The biology of the species has been extensively studied off southern Australia where it was found that sexual maturity was attained at about 7-8 months of age and 15-20 cm ml.
ref: https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/__data/as...n-Calamari.pdf

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Old 26-06-2018, 11:55 PM
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and in Vic

http://www.fishingmonthly.net.au/Art...-as-a-calamari

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Old 27-06-2018, 02:41 AM
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You trying to keep one alive in an aquarium, Lawry?
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Old 27-06-2018, 03:05 AM
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Thanks for all the links Mark - I was being lazy and hoping for and easily digestible diagram

But one of the articles suggested it takes around 8 months to get to a 20cm hood.

By my calculations thats and average of 2.5cm a month for the first 8 months.

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Old 27-06-2018, 03:11 AM
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You trying to keep one alive in an aquarium, Lawry?
Nah I noticed a little fella munching on my plastic the other day and I was wondering when it was born and how long before these lures would be matching the hatch.

I remember seeing squid of the same approximate size in October on the shallow reefs in PPB - so I was surprised to see a squid of that size in June.

Now I'm beginning to wonder if they were the same species - I might be getting arrows and calamari confused.
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Old 27-06-2018, 03:16 AM
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These are the ones we were seeing in October/November on shallow PPB reefs
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Old 27-06-2018, 03:24 AM
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ahh heres a better pic - they do look like arrows

Now I'm not sure if what I saw the other day was an arrow or cala
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Old 29-06-2018, 03:17 AM
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They double their size in around 30 days, and in Australia we generally have two breeding times per year around April and October.
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Old 29-06-2018, 05:48 AM
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They double their size in around 30 days, and in Australia we generally have two breeding times per year around April and October.
Ahh thats interesting - so the ones born in April reach sexual maturity in October and the cycle continues
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Old 29-06-2018, 06:23 AM
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From what I recall it's due to the water temperature for the breeding, we are lucky we have the same conditions twice per year so we get two breeding seasons per annum.
Most regions only get one that's why our squid fishing is renowned.
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Old 29-06-2018, 09:04 AM
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One year? I dont feel so bad eating em now. Heres another minature. Was fishing wpb a while back and pulled in a bit of reef along with this little fella......

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Is that a hairy pistol shrimp?
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Old 29-06-2018, 09:26 PM
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It is??

I thought it was a baby lobster.
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Is that a hairy pistol shrimp?
This was my nickname in highschool
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