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Neil Sedaka.

Uh... :nofeet:

dragonfish said:
They cover the tanks with those blue filtration mats that are used for the garden pond. apparantly the octo's suckers have no grip on that surface.

That makes sense. If the sucker can't form a watertight seal, then it isn't going to work very well.


I'm trying to be good, Colin, but it's hard.
 

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But I guess if there is a hatch somewhere for food to come in it can push it open without the need for gripping it, unless its locked of course.
 

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Does it actually make a difference? Well then again, just to keep it cephy, how many rings of calamari 1 1/2 inches in diameter does it take to get to...Mars?
 

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Well then again, just to keep it cephy, how many rings of calamari 1 1/2 inches in diameter does it take to get to...Mars?

that depends. if you cut them, you can stretch 'em lengthwise. this would take about half the amount needed if you don't cut them.

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back to the octo escape. the octo tank at aquatopia has a feeding hatch. there is a lock on it, but some genius placed that on the inside :?: so it is never locked. still flubber never managed to climb out.

the hatch is about 20 cm above waterlevel and I think that with no grip for his suckers flubber just can't open it. if he somehow could get grip on the surface, we'd probably already found him on the floor somewhere.

of course this is theory. if he is persistent enough, maybe he'll prove me wrong some day. hope he doesn't
 

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Me has a solution to keeping an octo in......velcro... put it around top of tank rim and he shall stay in. This works...right? :hmm:
 

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Hi Ant,

Well, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. You have to have a lot of velcro (or artificial turf) to make sure that the octo can't reach above it when fully grown. For a bimac, this might be as much as two feet above the water. There are some other considerations too, discussed in past posts. In the end, you have to lock down your tank!

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My housemates and I were joking about keeping a blue ring octopus in an escape-proof setup: the aquarium would be sealed and submerged in a larger aquarium full of a concentrated copper solution.

I imagine this would work well unless the octopus could come up with some sort of environmental suit.
 

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DHyslop said:
I imagine this would work well unless the octopus could come up with some sort of environmental suit.

That's why we make 4 pairs of long elastic mittens. :wink:
Then we make them some nice warm hats, mantle cover and um.. ah..oh.. and a underwater radio and some Neil Daimond records.
 
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