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[Octopus]: Anya, O. briareus

tonmo

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And, while I work out some video processing issues, @sedna has allowed me to upload her vids on her behalf :smile:

Says @sedna about this one:
In this final video of “dog enrichment time,” you can see that Anya has settled into the bottom left corner of the tank closest to the dogs! She really doesn’t leave this position, because she can see all three dogs from where she is. I sure wish she could give them all a bath! 🤣
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This is very interesting! I've never experimented with letting my cephs interact with terrestrial animals. Great videos!
 

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Anya continues to be a delight to us all! She’s out when there is action in the living room- usually as a response to the dogs’ barking- and in the evenings. She’s used to us doing water changes, so she doesn’t always participate anymore.
 

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So during water changes you really have to watch out for this one! Anya loves to be under the flow of the new water coming in, just like a shower. But she also loves to try to grab on to the water changing bucket and try to get a lift out of the tank! It definitely takes two of us to do water changes, one to do the work and the other to wrangle the octopus! I have some pictures here of Post water change where she is actually walking along the glass on the top of the aquarium. Anya is the first octopus I’ve had who I’ve caught doing this! In the photos she has a snail near her mouth, but she was just carrying that around for fun. She ditched it once we started to play with her, she does not actually eat the snails.
 

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Per @sedna on the TONMO FB page:
Here is a video of my daughter Elise playing with my eight legged daughter Anya. Anya is only just learning about contact with humans, and it may seem that she’s a little bit aggressive... In truth she is just exploring Elise’s arm, trying to decide if it’s food or not. Once her nibble got a little too tough, we stopped contact before on his beak could break Elise’s skin.

~Sedna
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