[Octopus]: Kestra

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My first post on TONMO, though as Sedna’s husband, I feel like I know many of you already!
 

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Another shot of Kestra- she still so small that she likes to hunt ‘pods in the macro algae.
 

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Kestra hasn’t shown anything but an arm poking out from underneath a rock for three day’s now... I put some shore shrimp I’d ordered into the tank, and I think she’s in a “good coma.” Yesterday I shined a flashlight into her den and she responded by throwing out a shrimp carcass she was finished with... 🙄. So I guess now I’m housekeeping...
 

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Some pictures of Kestra before the food coma set in... 🤣
 

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So for fun, I took this video of Kestra in “selfie mode.” Please forgive the wicked bad reflection, there was no way to take the video otherwise. People are always asking me to take videos of my octopus is looking at themselves, so I decided to see if it would even work.

In NO WAY will I claim that I believe she recognizes her self in the video! I have no way of knowing if she could even see the phone outside of the tank at the angle I was holding it. But, it’s pretty interesting the way she stopped and waved her arm on the glass. I see her do that once in a while whether or not there is a camera on her, but the way she stopped first was a little different.
 

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So, be a bit more "scientific" and repeat the experiment several times an see if you get a similar reaction?
 

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