Bimac Siblings

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  1. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Hello all,

    I am keeping track of the bimac siblings. All who are not siblings can be cousins! I believe that all are tank raised bimacs. I have two groups - 2004 and 2004/5. The most recent group is listed first.

    This are the lists I have so far (updated February 4, 2005, creating a 2005 Bimac Siblings list and adding Barnstorm's Ziggy).

    2005 Bimac Siblings

    Ziggy
    Dotti

    2004/2005 Bimac Siblings (Second Group)

    Walter
    Lil Ze
    Odo
    Bonnie and Clyde
    Dr. Octavius
    Oozer


    Octorok (Aug 19 2004 - January 22 2005) 5 months
    Crazy Legs (Ollie Jr.) (deceased)


    2004 Bimac Siblings (First Group)

    date of arrival / date of death

    Lil Pumpkin (10/03/2003 - 03/14/2004) 5 1/2 mo
    Truffles (02/13/2004 - 03/26/2004) 2 1/2 mo
    Ashi (01/30/2004 - 05/26/2004) 4 mo
    Inklet (02/21/2004 - 09/05/2004) 6 1/2 mo
    The Agent (02/02/2004 - 10/10/2004) 8 1/4 mo
    Ocho (02/13/2004 - 11/09/2004 9 mo


    I will be editing and revising this list - I expect it to grow as we find others.
    We had a total of eight siblings in 2003, although we just assumed that they were siblings.

    Nancy
     
  2. neptune

    neptune Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    Nancy,

    Thanks for keeping track. I have not heard of a few of these so its nice to see the family tree. 8)

    If this generation is an offspring of a previous breeding stock. I wonder, just wonder, who is an aunt or uncle????? :wink:
     
  3. Burstsovenergy24

    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Thanks Nancy! Nice to see all the names in one post. :D
     
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    If we have Ocho and Lil P confirmed, we'll have nine! Shoot for ten next year? Great job compiling the names Nancy.
     
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    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Guess what??? Looks like Lil P maybe related also!!!

    Here's Jim's reply: Sorry I couldn't get back to you sooner, I was in Hawaii for the Marine Ornamentals Conference. I checked my records and I was selling cultured Octopus to fishsupply in October. There is a good chance that they are siblings because I only had two batches of octopus at that time, but I'm not sure which one the fishsupply ones came from.
    thanks
    Jim

    So, odds are Lil P and Inklet are related and possably even siblings!!!

    Carol
     
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    Great new then Carol! But then why the size difference? Maybe Inklet has been eating more?
     
  7. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    So I think I should put both Inklet and Lil P in the list of siblings!
    I'll make that change today.

    Nancy
     
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    neptune Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    What a big group, I love it!!!!! 8)
     
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    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    :D

    Cool!
     
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    neptune Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    Do we have a confirmation, on the other babies yet? :)
     
  11. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    I checked the Octo DataBase, and there are others that may be siblings.

    However, I think we should limit our siblings group to those octo keepers who want to be active in posting. It would be nice if everyone kept a journal, but it's not necessary. We need to track the lives of our siblings so that we learn more about them. We learned a lot from the last generation. Plus, it's fun to read about them and how they interact!

    Nancy
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    I've updated the siblings list to reflect Lil Pumpkin passing away.

    I've also turned this thread into a sticky note, so it will stay at the top of the postings. I will keep the list current.

    Nancy
     
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    neptune Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    How big are all other the sibs?? It would be nice to somehow compare to see if there are any runts, giants, etc. No matter how big Ochi is getting I always wonder is he eating enough, or the right size.

    This being my first octo it is hard to know with others info.

    BTW - Ochi has about a 2" mantle and 4" arms.

    Note from Nancy: Post your answer in the next Thread,
    Bimac Keepers Please Report In
     
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    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    The Agent is the same size. :)
     
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    ZentraediG35 Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    I just aquired a baby bimac on tues.9/28/04 from fishsupply. he's maybe 1 1/2 - 2 months old. Name: Lil Ze
     
  16. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Well, congratulations and welcome to Lil Ze!

    I need to add several names to this list, so I'll be updating it soon and I'll include Lil Ze.

    Thanks,

    Nancy
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    I've updated the list (the first post of this thread) today to include Lil Ze in the second group of Bimac Siblings (there may be more, I'll have to check again).

    Also sad news, BOE's The Agent passed away on October 10. I've also added this information.

    Nancy
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    I've updated our bimac sibling list again (it's the first post of this thread). I've added Odo and recorded the passing of Ochi.

    Nancy
     
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    Nancy, I have been gone for a long time, as Crazy Legs (Ollie Jr.) past away, she found a way out of her tank and was found the next morning in the living room.

    However Ashley and myself just got back from Octopets where we got 2 siblings. Bonnie and Clyde are 1 month old, and extremly small. I also talked to Jim about his new cuttle species, I regret to inform you all, that they had an accedent there a few days ago, and lost the whole batch... So it will be a while till they can get another batch of eggs to start raising the small species of cuttles.
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Nice to hear from you again!

    Sorry about Ollie Jr. (Crazy Legs), it's sad when they crawl out.

    We've had several others that have escaped and died, too. (A couple of years ago, it was a common belief that biimacs never escaped - by carefully tracking our bimacs, we learned that they do get out of the tank.)

    Also, thanks for the report on Octopets and too bad about the accident with the smaller species of cuttlefish. That will set them back a bit. A lot of people have been waiting for smaller cuttlefish.

    I'm sure you and Ashley are happy to have little bimacs again. One month is very young - I don't believe they will eat frozen food until about two months. How will you handle two of them - will you put them in the same tank or separate tanks? Nice names, too - Bonne and Clyde!

    Nancy
     

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