Wunderpus journal

fang

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Day 1
I just got a wunderpus today and wanted to share my experience.
Still trying to decide on a name haha.
I did not see the hectocotylus so I'm guessing she is a female.
After being in the tank and exploring for 3 hours she happily ate 2 small crabs.
Seems extremely healthy and will take more photos tomorrow.
 

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fang

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Day 2
She was out in the morning for awhile but then went to her den for the rest of the day. I will see if she comes out later tonight.
 

fang

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Day 3
Has been active all day so far. She ate 1 crab while hunting and I hand fed her another small crab. Seems to be doing very well and is very inquisitive of everything going on around her.
 

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That s so sad...To think that they were probably trying to impress someone into buying this wonderful rare species by advertising her as a zebra octopus...Anyway, I am glad someone who knows the difference between a mimic and a wonderpus ended up buying her...Please take good care of her and keep posting more amazing photos!
 

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That s so sad...To think that they were probably trying to impress someone into buying this wonderful rare species by advertising her as a zebra octopus...Anyway, I am glad someone who knows the difference between a mimic and a wonderpus ended up buying her...Please take good care of her and keep posting more amazing photos!
Thanks! And I'm not sure, it was listed as a zebra octopus but it had the scientific name of a mimic. Maybe they couldn't tell the species apart. But she came in pristine health and they held her for a week until I was free for an entire day to watch over her. So they did a pretty good job. Either way I will keep posting more about her progress and will keep posting more pictures!

Day 4

She ate 2 crabs this morning. She greets me every morning by swimming up to the front. After a little bit she went under a piece of rock and stayed there the rest of the day. I will post each day until the first week is done. Then I will post updates weekly or so with some photos. I will respond if anyone has any questions or just wants to talk. So far so good!
 

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fang

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Day 5

Still doing great. Not much different which is fine by me. Ate some more crabs and is still very active.
 

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wow - another wunderpus journal - incredible; thank you for sharing with us; looking forward to following this one! Agree w/ @TheSeeker; it's great that you were able to save this one. And I do mean save.
 

sedna

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Congratulations on your new friend, looks great! So glad someone “in the know” got this beauty- they can be a tricky species to keep! Thanks for the great pictures, and please keep sharing!
 
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