[Octopus]: Theon - O. briareus Back with a new baby!

sedna

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I got this new little one two weeks ago from KP Aquatics. I haven’t had one since the last one passed in December, and now that we’re safely two weeks into acclimation, I’m ready to start a journal! I’d say it’s a small briareus, but sometimes I’ve thought that and they turn out to be a joubini.

I just got those FluvalSmart
lights and love the ability to control dawn & dusk! I’ve been keeping it set to 1% red light over night, starting at 7pm or so. For the last week it has been making regular appearances on the glass for Star Trek from 8pm until we go to bed.

This morning it was out and very playful, so I popped my hand in and it made First Contact. It started as usual- shy sucker touch. This quickly progressed to it tenting my full fist, nibbling, then a true bite. It was very small and bled just a tiny bit. It swelled only a bit and only for a few minutes, then looked normal. Afterward it was very curious and stayed out for a long while, seemed super interested in my phone- so I got a lot of pics. Good thing Tuesday’s are my day off!
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Bite photos. You know, you need a magnifying glass to see it!
 

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More shots...
 

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Wonderful photos - I especially like those with the colorful toys!
Congratulations on acquiring such a fine little octopus.

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I had a small briareus, and it had considerably more webbing than your cute little octopus shows. So maybe it.’s another species.

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This guy is becoming lots more interactive!
 

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This guy is totally in sync with the lighting now. The lights start dimming at 5, and he’s out by 5:30. I got home today and he came right out onto the glass to say “hi” and show off a bit.
 

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My little guy!
 

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Definitely O. briareus juvenile. I need to remind K&P that I am ALSO looking for a new friend :wink:
 

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:feet: is anyone able to play & view the videos above? I'm trying to troubleshoot why this .MOV file won't render, but others will. When I download it as an attachment, my PC tells me I need to install a specific codec to view it. Anyone else having issues?
 

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:feet: Not finding anything odd. It is a 25,267 kb .mov (Apple Quicktime) file so not particularly large. I checked my default player and it is something labeled Movies & TV. I tried the HP software that came with my computer as well as Windows Media Player and all played. Are you running Windows 10? If so did you upgrade to it or did it come installed. If it is an upgrade you may need to update your version of Windows Media Player. I used to have to use VLC or upload codex for my Canon because it created .mov files but now the Media Player seems to be able to play them fine (likely an end of copy right thing)
 

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:feet: thanks, but you have to download & play it, correct? I'd like those videos to be embedded vs. download, but it doesn't seem to be working. @sedna also notes that it kind of stops at 99% when uploading (I couldn't recreate that).
 

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:feet: Are you sure other .MOV files are automatically rendering? If so check the size limit (often a problem in the past). There may be 2 places for setting the limit but if other downloads of similar or larger sizes work then only in the bb software (the second is in the .ini)
 

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SO all of the videos have been taken with my iPhone 8. The videos that didn't load are 30 sec and 15 sec respectively. I didn't do anything differently that I did with that first one that loaded without a hitch!

I know I'm not technically savvy, so I did ask John to help me. We sent the video from my phone to the laptop and tried from there, but it would get 99% loaded then fail.
 

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:feet: Are you sure other .MOV files are automatically rendering? If so check the size limit (often a problem in the past). There may be 2 places for setting the limit but if other downloads of similar or larger sizes work then only in the bb software (the second is in the .ini)
Yes, I've checked .ini and forum software. Yes, .mov files are working, see my tests (and let's continue that discussion over there, sorry @sedna for the distraction on your thread! :nofeet:
 

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@sedna Where is the video post that loaded correctly? I see only videos that must be downloaded in this thread.
 
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