Brighton, not sure on the price tag, i'll have to look into it.
The Octo it's self doesn't seem too keen on interacting with me and spends a lot of time digging in it's substrate looking for food, thus we are using crangon crangon as food, a shrimp species which burries as well as worms and things.
Wow!! What a magnificent animal! Interesting he's not interested in interacting. One of the local shops here in Jersey had mentioned they were getting one of these in. Guess they are becoming more available.
Very impressive! Isn't it extremely rare to have the mimic in captivity? I know Dr. James Woods' site an article posted about why it's a bad idea... If I remember correctly, one reason was because no one knows much about them -- or how many of the species actually exist...
That's quite an acquisition, do provide us with details about his/her behavior! 8)
you are right enough about the article against keeping wunderpus and mimics as pets and i dont like it either... I have had a lot of info about their scarcity given to me and last i hear a mimic went for £200! Bearing in mind that the octo is fully grown and with perhaps only a month lef to live then its not a good deal and oviosly not for the octo either.
It has been suggested that they could be quite venemous too...
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