Ichiban - O. hummelincki

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Ever since my LFS learned of my octopus adventures the owner, Kay, always made a point a telling me he could get octopuses, but that he knew nothing about them. The only information he had was that it came from his supplier in California. I decided to go ahead and get one of these mystery octopuses.

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This is a terrible picture, but its was the best I could get for now. I am pretty sure the octopus is a Hummelincki. . I'll get mearsuments when I release it into the tank.
 

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YAY woo WHOOO Its a hummelincki!!!! I just released it into the tank, ans i saw the Ocellus, also the arms are the correct ratio


Can you change my title, at first I though he had really long arms, but now that its in the tank I see they are short.
 

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Male. He initially just sat on top of the rocks and he just sat there. now he is exploring his different den options.
 

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I put this guy into my 55 gallon that previously housed Waldo.

his mantle is just under 2 inches. but that is just a guess. I'll use my calipers later when he is on the glass.

right now he is jut exploring around acting like a scared little octopus.
 

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OK I got some measurements with my octopus caliper (my chart plotting dividers)

ML: 1.2" (3.05cm)
Arm L: 3.8" (9.65cm)
 

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Both the LFS and the distributor are swearing this octopus came from Indonesia
Maybe the distributor (and of course the LSF would insist since the distributor "said so") thinks Haiti is in Indonesia :biggrin2:.
 

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It will be interesting to see if there is an identifiable influence of one octo over the other if they can see each other. I am convinced briareus have myserable eyesight but hummelincki seem to see pretty well.
 

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