bimac from reefscavengers

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  1. simple

    simple Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    has anyone ordered the bimac from reefscavengers. I have been considering it since they are in florida and shipping would be cheap and quick, but i want to be sure of its id before ordering. thanks
     
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    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    They seem to be good about wanting to properly ID their animals, but since they're in Florida, it would be surprising if they have a source for bimacs from California, since AFAIK there aren't tank-raised available at the moment. I bet they'd send a picture if you ask, though. My guess is that it'd be more likely to be hummelincki if it was caught anywhere near Florida.
     
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    i sent them an e-mail asking for a picture or if not at least a description of what they look like (eyespots, size, etc.) It says on their website that they got it from Nicaragua, so doesnt sound like a bimac to me.
     
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    alright they told me that they will get a new shipment in with octopuses next week and that i should ask for a picture then.
     
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    Yeah, it wouldn't likely be a bimac in Nicaragua... although I'm not 100% sure how far south they get. It would help if they could tell you if it was on the Atlantic or Pacific coast of Nicaragua, too.
     
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    I ordered one last week but they did not see my order and sold out?? They told me they were getting in a shipment on Sunday?? and it would ship out Tuesday if they looked good. I have not heard anything since Friday.
     
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    please post when you receive your octopus, and hopefully we can id it.
     
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    Now they are saying their supplier did not send them on their Sunday delivery. Who gets deliveries on Sunday anyway?? I sent them back an email asking how they sold out of an octo I ordered last on Monday and was still listed as in stock the following friday?? I think I may be cancelling my order and looking elsewhere.
     
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    reefscavengers

    they did the same thing to me. but wont reply to my emails
     
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    My original order was placed on Monday May 19th and i asked for them to deliver on Thursday May 22nd. I finally got an email response from them on Wednesday the 21st saying they did not even have my order. I paid via paypay and referenced them to that. They said they would get the order out ASAP. On Friday they replied saying they were out of bimacs but they were getting a shipment from their supplier on Sunday the 25th. Last night they sent me an email said they did not get any and it would not be until the middle of next week. I am goinng to cancel my order when I get home and look for another source.
     

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