[Octopus]: Kobayashi Maru

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Yashi has passed that two and a half week mark, when the majority of the adult briareus I’ve had seem to decide it’s time to be social. I’ve been spending lots of time in the mornings sitting near the tank, and have moved my workouts to in front of the tank- the regular activity gets him used to me- and maybe interested in what’s going on.
 

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I was STOKED to get this video- I love it when they do this! Yashi is growing friendlier, displaying when he wants to be fed and spending more time cruising the glass. I’m in love! 😍
 

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just incredible! :rolleyes: ok, inkredible! ...this can only happen in a healthy tank - great work as usual!
 

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I'm so proud to be able to share this article with you all- though there are many contributors from TONMO! I was interviewed as an octopus keeper- my story is near the end. I'm excited to see that my story is featured along with interviews among so many renowned scientists and researchers!

Yes- we hobbyists can make a positive impact when we share our experiences! Thanks to Tony for providing us with this amazing platform!!!

Elizabeth Nitz, aka [email protected] TONMO


Can We Really Be Friends with an Octopus? | Hakai Magazine
 

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I was busier than usual over the holidays and through the new year, and so not posting often , but everything with Yashi is going well!

We are coming to learn that he is a rather shy Octopus, mostly waiting till it’s dark before he comes out to play. Like all of the Octopuses I’ve had so far, he is enamored with the television and enjoyed our nightly Star Trek binges. He seems to have no interest in the dogs or other daytime happenings in the living room, but when you look closer you can see that he’s always peeking through A hole in the rock of his den. On occasion I’m lucky enough to get some video of him out and about, I still have one that I need to post.
 

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We’re still having a great time living with Kobayashi, but there’s been little to NO opportunity to get more pictures or videos of him. He knows that he can wait until after 9pm to start cruising the glass and I’ll still interact with him, and he prefers the dark more than playing with me. That’s ok, they aren’t all super social!

He does seem to like it when I shine a flashlight up and down my own body, as if I’m doing a “passing cloud” display at him. He always comes to the glass when I do this- whatever it “means” seems to be of great interest to him! I just wish it was bright enough to get videos of it…
 

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