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Mud! (New octo at the aquarium)

Tintenfisch

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Hi everyone, just thought I would share some photos of our new baby... Steve and I went for a dive north of Auckland a few weeks ago and collected a new octopus for Kelly Tarlton's (the aquarium in Auckland). Our old friend Slime, after a good long run of terrorizing aquarium staff and patrons with her water-squirting trick, has laid eggs and gone to the Big Scallop Bed In The Sky.

:angelpus:

But meet Mud (or 'Dave' if you ask Steve), her replacement. Mud is a young O. gibbsi (New Zealand 'sand octopus'). Her mantle is slightly smaller than a tennis ball, and after a week of sitting high up behind a pipe in the tank, she has gotten used to her new home and is ready for adventure. So far, she has learned to come straight up to the top of the tank to take food from our hands, to play tug-o-war, and to squirt small but well-aimed water jets out the top (so Slime's spirit lives on). Proud parent, you ask? Well, maybe. :wink:
 

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Jean

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awwwwwwwwwwwwww! Mud's lovely!

I'd reciprocate with a pic of Squidgy, but he's still doing the "I vant to be alone" thing in the pipe at the back of the tank!!

J
 

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dawnchihuahua said:
AWWW I love the crab pic!

I thought of putting a crab like that on Big Red, sure wish I had that picture then!! Nice one.

Of course, I still have the giant hunk of copper that I am still paying for, no reason I couldn't add it later on........Maybe I'll save that idea for the squid.
 

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Very nice shots Kat, but i didnt think you were a Primus fan.....
 

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wasnt trying to bait you or anything... they had a song.... "my name is mud"
 

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