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Touching Octopus

monty

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Jean;92798 said:
It returned after about 5 weeks! I'd not recommend getting bitten by one of these......not fun!

J

which octopus was that? I know you've had several species...
 

Jean

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monty;92803 said:
which octopus was that? I know you've had several species...

Octopus warringa/huttoni It's a complex that's hard to ID and frankly I wasn't in a position to do a sucker count (too busy commenting on the parentage of the staff member who puts them in the tank and doesn't tell anyone :lol: or in one case trying NOT to comment, as we had a family with small children who were enjoying watching me "play" with the octopus......I know cos they told me so!!!!)

J
 

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I tend to favor the tag on the glass. I think in all the octopuses I have had, only 2 have gotten "ahold" of me. For some reason and maybe it's not a bad idea, I am very cautious about getting nipped. Thinking about it, when Jess was 5 she got nipped by Inklet. Seeing that recent reaction to a bite, and being she is "allergic" to several things, probably not a good idea to ever let her get that close again.
 

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