Over my phobia


Sep 29, 2004

I used to have this phobia of octo's :oops: which did not help when I started work experience and then p/t work at the local aquarium I used to hate doing anything in the octo tank even water tests (octos like grabbing probs) well now after almost 2 years I am actually playing with one of our octo's letting it grab my finger. So now I love every creature in the sea YAY! :notworth:

Well thats me Cya :sleeping:
Hi and welcome to TONMO.com! :welcome:

That's a heartwarming story - overcoming your phobia and actually playing with an octopus! Did a particular octopus win you over, or did you gradually come to see that they weren't so bad?

Nice to have you with us!

Steve O'Shea said:
A temporary citizen said:
now...how can I overcome my fear of Master O :goofysca:

Don't even think about any probes!
constant exposure and subsequent cringing should do it in the long run....

Wow, I congradulate you. Even thinking of what I originally thought of them makes me want to throw myself in an area with an architeuthis. What can I say? I was younger, naive...a total moron with NO taste whatsoever... :biggrin2:
Wow that was the best welcome I have ever received EVER :goofysca: :shock:
It was our lesser octo at the aquarium that has won me over she's great and i get to play with her at the week end YAY
She LOVES mackeral and I wanna make a toy for her I dont know wether you guys have seen my other post bout my enrichment project.
Any Ideas? :?:
Hi and :welcome: to TONMO.com exoctophob!!

Glad you managed to overcome your fear :smile: , I got a phobia of frogs, large insects and slimy creatures.... Feels terrible...
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