After all these years of anticipating many octopuses' arrival, I still get a thrill when I seen the fedx email, my shipment has been picked up. This has to be the most stressful time for many who await the arrival of a new octopus. I told work I will be coming in late and you can be sure I will be tracking his progress all through the night. My hope is he will arrive at 9 am at the fedx location 5 minutes from my home, so I can go pick him up and start the acclimation process. Tank is ready. I did a 40% water change, a few days ago. Changed all carbon. I asked them to include a dozen or so hermit crabs in the shipment, so we should be good to go. Will keep you posted. I'm so excited to see what arrives. The name was picked a few weeks ago....Keeping for a safe arrival!!!