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New octopus

DHyslop

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Our bimac arrived happy and healthy Friday courtesy of Zyan and Federal Express. His mantle length is about an inch and his name is coming soon. He hatched the week of August 5th making him about four months old.

After drip acclimating I put the bag in the water and he climbed out within 30 seconds and started looking for a den. Here's a 2 mb video of how he found his first candidate location



After about a half hour he had enough of that spot and climbed under the arch and made a new home on the back of the same piece where he's been ever since. We were a little worried because he didn't eat Friday or Saturday, but Saturday night I found the remains of a crab not an hour after the lights went out.

This morning I put in another and it was dead as soon as it walked by the den. Unfortunately I didn't see either event first hand. I haven't actually seen him since he moved behind the rock, but I have seen little plumes of dust when he moves and the occasional little red cephalo-poop leaving the vicinity.

Videos and pictures should be forthcoming as he becomes less shy.

Dan
 

corw314

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Awesome and great news on your new baby! I also plan to get one hopefully by the end of this week! :smile: Nothing like a Bimac!!!!!:biggrin2:
 

Nancy

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Congratulations and welcome to the little bimac! As soon as we have a name, I'll add him to the List of Our Octopuses.

Bimacs have such good personalities - looking forward to pics!

Nancy
 

monty

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:welcome: to the new octo! And from your pics recently, I'm sure he has luxury accomodations!
 

Nancy

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What a wonderful little octopus. I believe Zyan still has some left, if anyone is interested.

Nancy
 

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