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  1. Andy Lister

    Andy Lister Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Afternoon all,

    My name is Andy Lister, Marine Biology graduate working for a pretty large chain of public aquariums in their main (and bloody huge) quarentine unit, Biological Services in England. The unit is also one of the biggest quarentine units in the world and I think we are one of the worlds biggest Seahorse breeding centres and shark moving centres, not bad eh!!! Ha, i'm so modest!

    Just thought I'd stop by and say hello, we're working with a few species of ceph at the moment so should be able to get some good info here, i'm trying to look into enrichment mostly at the moment with my GPO and bimaculodies... so i'll have a good root around. If you have any questions then just PM me here or send me an Email.

    Have fun peeps

    ~Andy
     
  2. Melissa

    Melissa Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Welcome, Andy

    Your work sounds interesting, unusual and almost unfathomable. Public aquarium chain!? Tell us more and post pictures!

    Melissa
     
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    :welcome: to TONMO, Andy! Looking forward to your posts!
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome to TONMO.com, Andy!

    Looking forward to hearing more about your cephs and their enrichment program. You'll find a lot about bimaculoides here, since a lot of us have kept bimacs as pets. (None of us have a GPO at home yet :)

    Did you get your bimaculoides from California or Texas?

    Nancy
     
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    :welcome: Andy

    If you're interested in Octo enrichment, you might want to contact Mark Rehling at Cleveland Metropark Zoo. He's been putting together an Octo enrichment handbook for a few years now and has been known to send out CD's of it!

    PM me if you want his email addy

    Cheers

    jean
     
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    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    :welcome: Andy! :D

    Sounds cool! Keep us updated! :)

    P.S. - Great sig! :D
     
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    :welcome: to TONMO.com Andy!

    It's great to have you here! Btw-How big is the GPO right now?
     
  8. Andy Lister

    Andy Lister Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Cheers for the welcome guys!

    The GPO is about 2m wide at full stretch so she's just a little un!

    Not sure where I stand with copyright of the pictures we take because they belong to the company, Sealife (www.sealife.co.uk) but i'll have a look.

    ~A
     
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    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    :shock: :shock:

    Woah. :shock:
     
  10. Andy Lister

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    I've had bigger!

    :D :notworth:
     
  11. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Here we go ........

    We had a rather interesting debate some years ago about the true size of Enteroctopus dofleini, then a debate on the correct generic name (Octopus/Enteroctopus). All I can say is that I've got the BIGGEST :P , Haliphron atlanticus, and that E. dofleini is a midget in comparison!
     
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    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    :shock: I havent. ;)


    LOL! :shock:
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Our Delphine is just under 2m arm spread and I've seen bigger of her spp too! (P.cordiformis)

    J
     
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    Hi Andy,

    I'm quite familiar with a lot of the work your company does... have worked at several sea life centres, deep sea world etc... pleased to see you on board...

    do you have any vulgaris in stock just now?
     
  15. Andy Lister

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    Got a few vulgaris at the moment yeah, but I think that they are all back up stock for the centres!

    If you know the company from a fish side then I'm sure you'll know of Robin James and Rob Hicks, my two bosses! Haha

    Good to see another Brit!
     
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    Oh my god! They're breeding! :lol:
    Must be quite a setup you have there...very cool !
    greg
     
  17. Andy Lister

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    Yeh man it's a fantastic set up... massive really.

    I don't have time to go into everything we have here but they range from temperate and tropical sharks to cephs to giant Japanese Spider Crabs to Sea Snakes!

    You really get so much experience working here it's a fantastic place to be!

    *Does a little funky dance*

    ~Andy
     

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