[Octopus]: Anya, O. briareus

Tomh

Wonderpus
Sponsor
Joined
Jun 2, 2015
Messages
180
That’s good thinking! My bimac would soak me and attack anything I put in tank!! He would climb out tank in an instant. One night I was careless and left top open for a couple of minutes next thing I know I heard gasping noises and sure enough he was crawling on floor towards my other tank!!! Had to scoop him up with net. Put him back in and he was eating a half hour later!! Man I miss him 😩
 

sedna

Larger Pacific Striped Octopus
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Jul 13, 2008
Messages
1,443
I’m quite possibly looking at the beginnings of the gathering of materials for a brooding den... 😞. Have to wait and see- fingers crossed that it’s just from playing last night!
 

sedna

Larger Pacific Striped Octopus
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Jul 13, 2008
Messages
1,443
She doesn’t actually “play” with this toy. When I found it pulled in front of where she usually sleeps this morning, my heart skipped a beat thinking it’s the beginning signs of brooding...
 

Attachments

  • FB2330F4-8222-4A31-BAC8-C9771C27AF7C.jpeg
    FB2330F4-8222-4A31-BAC8-C9771C27AF7C.jpeg
    905.7 KB · Views: 140

sedna

Larger Pacific Striped Octopus
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Jul 13, 2008
Messages
1,443
Some pictures of Anja attacking a brush that we use for cleaning. In order to be successful at performing a water change, it is necessary to distract Anja from the siphon! No more tank maintenance with only one person... 🤣.
 

Attachments

  • 3322148A-A800-412A-8336-620DA73A1CF5.jpeg
    3322148A-A800-412A-8336-620DA73A1CF5.jpeg
    841.3 KB · Views: 117
  • 1DEC2F47-50D1-4AF0-BCE0-3D3F70EA7FA0.jpeg
    1DEC2F47-50D1-4AF0-BCE0-3D3F70EA7FA0.jpeg
    850 KB · Views: 118
  • E67E1449-CC0B-4069-8A87-B883B6E7FE12.jpeg
    E67E1449-CC0B-4069-8A87-B883B6E7FE12.jpeg
    731.9 KB · Views: 137

sedna

Larger Pacific Striped Octopus
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Jul 13, 2008
Messages
1,443
Anya is still coming out and being social, but not quite as much as before. She came out this morning while I was working out in the living room. I’d like to think it was me but she wanted to see, but the Ambassador Sarak episode of Star Trek TNG was on, so most likely it was Mark Lenard she wanted to see. 🤣

I continue to see a growing collection of brooding den materials, though- so from here on out I’ll enjoy whatever social time I can get with her. This is where journaling becomes very helpful to me! It’s awesome to be able to pull out my phone and look on the site to find the dates of when things were happening in the tank. I’ve only had one large egg Octopus lay eggs before, 7 years ago- and they weren’t fertile. So I am hopefully keeping my fingers crossed…
 

sedna

Larger Pacific Striped Octopus
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Jul 13, 2008
Messages
1,443
Three days of building her brooding den, but she’s still active and social. I’m not sure why she chose this spot for a den- it’s right up against the side of the tank... There are so many great rocks with ample space, but she’s all crammed up against the wall!!! It’s been her favorite napping spot, I think because she has a direct line of sight to the dogs- she’s always been interested in what they’re doing. 🤣
 

Attachments

  • 16EC58A9-CCBA-462E-91FA-5CB0DB4A35F2.jpeg
    16EC58A9-CCBA-462E-91FA-5CB0DB4A35F2.jpeg
    752.5 KB · Views: 147
  • B5FC7B3B-4B41-4644-98AD-AAF3068FEFB8.jpeg
    B5FC7B3B-4B41-4644-98AD-AAF3068FEFB8.jpeg
    789.3 KB · Views: 138
  • EE4A1081-B4F2-4A83-8A2D-65994BF2F0FD.jpeg
    EE4A1081-B4F2-4A83-8A2D-65994BF2F0FD.jpeg
    892.8 KB · Views: 106
  • 6BFD664C-AABF-4505-B049-F7BF78B8E0FA.jpeg
    6BFD664C-AABF-4505-B049-F7BF78B8E0FA.jpeg
    605.8 KB · Views: 111
  • 8843CD97-7C42-486F-BC0F-3F4833E034D0.jpeg
    8843CD97-7C42-486F-BC0F-3F4833E034D0.jpeg
    592.2 KB · Views: 130

Top