please help me figure this one out. What is it?

Nancy

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Hi Gabe,
Interesting what you write about the color. Will have to look into that.

As for your crabs -- I use
http://www.aquaculturestore.com/products.html

This is a family run company and I've been very pleased with the crabs and the shipping. I've also bought shore shrimp from them.

Since I live in a large city, shipment by priority mail isn't too difficult and the packages arrive in a couple of days. I think you'd want to discuss winter shipments with them - maybe they'd have to put in a heat pack.

So where do you live in Wisconsin? - I have a degree from the U. of Wisconsin at Madison - and yes, it was cold there! Also, we here at TONMO have an Introduce Yourself forum, if you're so inclined.

Nancy
 


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Madison...ooooooh your lucky (warm!). I'm up just short of rhinelander. I can take trips to foster & smith any day- less than half-an-hour to get there! Actually, I live on a lake, but alls we got is freshwater mussels. I can get 'em during the summer, NOT the winter...BRRRRRRRRR!!!! :yuck: I'd get sick! Up here, you don't need one of these; :chillpil: , ya just step outside! (Of course if you DO step out side durin winter, odds are you'll need some strong, northern ale. :wine: I dont get more'n a sip due to my age though. :beer: Cheers! :cheers: Hmmm...I wonder...do ya think he'd like turtle soup? :coffee: ) Basicly, my point is yes, they would need a heat pack, most likely.

Gabe
P.S. Excuse me, I'm going to do my favorite sport (well, second favorite. My FAVORITE sport is worshipping the ceph god. :angelpus: :lol: ) HOT baths. :wink:
 

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Hey Gabe,
That video was weird. It totally looked like it was into it or something. LoL.

Slimer is doing good. Eating red claw crabs. I think it likes the big tank. I added 50 lbs of rock and Slimer has found a very private den. I was able to peek in on it for a little while but Slimer has pulled all the small rocks and shells inside to make doors. So now if I look hard enough I can see 1 eye way back in the shadows. Slimer does seam to be very active around 5 or 6:00 Pm.

Nancy,
Thanks for that link to the food site. I will be placing a small order in a few days to give it a try.

Quick question. I have been trying to feed fresh clam, oyster, uncooked shrimp. I try to offer it on a feeding stick. Black and very skinny. So it's not too scarry. Slimer takes it holds it for a few seconds and then throws it to the side. I'm guessing it does not like the tase or smell. I used pices the size of the crabs I have been feeding. But they may of been too big. Should I try smaller pices? The size of the shrimp it's been eating? I let the food get to room temp before feeding. Should it be cold? Warm?

Any help would be great.

Thanks again.

Oh yeah. The weird color thing is not just dont to the cat not. Slimer did it too me the other day. It got all striped out and came over to the glass where I was. Then it started doing this weird head bob thing. So i did it back. Then Slimer did it. We went back and forth for 4 or 5 minutes. Then the cat jumped up to see what the heck I was doing and Slimer stopped alltogether. It was really strange. Any one know what It may of been doing?

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Ahhh...The old "headbob"!!!! All my bimacs loved this game! I think they are mimicing us, or getting a kick out of making us do it!!!

He's really cute! Did you ever figure out what kind? Reminds me of a Vulgaris.

Carol
 

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My bimac did head bobbing too, as did several other bimacs at the time. I always thought it was a kind of greeting, like turning lighter when I approached.

As for food on the feeding stick, it should be room temperature. Not too big a piece - better to feed a couple of small ones rather than one large piece. It might be that he was not hungry or didn't like what you were offering. It takes some practice to get the feeding stick thing going.

Slimer is so photogenic - I like the way he seems to "walk" on his arms.

Nancy
 

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Hello Everyone,

Slimer says Hi to everyone. Hes so active.

Hi Carol,

I'm not totally sure but I think Slimer is a aculeatus. That is the best can come up with. I checked alot of info on the net. Everyone here also contributed to the quest to figure it out. So i'm just going to go with that species for now. It all makes since. Long legs, Size, Water Conditions it likes, and Lighting. This is the strangest Octo I have ever seen. It is only active when the light is on. As soon as the light goes off or the water gets too cold it turns all white and balls up. My old Octo I had years ago was totally opposite. It only came out at night, I couldnt keep the water cold enough for it.

Slimer is a nice and easy very active species.

Hi Nancy,

Awww :oops: Slimer usually doesnt mind the camera except when hes doing the cool headbobing thing. Slimer does it weird. I have seen them bob up and down like a lizard before. But I have never seen one do it Side to Side. Thats how Slimer Does It. So weird and Funny. I have been trying to catch it on video with out sucess. I think its cause Slimer id looking at my face when It does it. So the camera might look weird to Slimer?

I'm happy to hear I'm not the only one doing it back. LoL. I was all getting in to it yeaterday. I actually started it. Then Slimer came over to the glass and got all stripped out and did it back. We went on like this for a couple of minutes then I noticed my roommate walking thew the room. He was all like what the? It was funny. Ofcourse hi didnt believe me that Slimer was doing it. LoL. Thinks I'm crazy now.

FOOD STICK:

I'm going to hold off on the feeding stick for a week or two. Slimers only been in there for 3 weeks now so It's still getting used to things. I have it eating red claw crabs. I have to fix the claws :goofysca: Dont like that part. But I got to do it just in case. But as soon as Slimer sees one. bam its over. Slimer has only eaten one crab at the dens entrance. Usually goes to the top of the rocks to eat. Then like a hour later Slimer takes all the body parts and dumps them on the far side of the tank. As far from the den as possable. Such strange behaiver.

Slimer is usually only out between 5:00PM and 12:30AM
My lights come on at 11:00AM and go off at 1:00AM

So maybe I can get some new pics today.

Hey this goes out to everyone.

Thanks for all the Ceph Help. This is the best place to find info on care.
 

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