Bimacs/Hummelincki? Available 3/21/17 Live Aquaria

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  1. epicentyr

    epicentyr Larval Mass Registered

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    I just unpacked my shipment of (3) "Mexico" Octopus Small from LiveAquaria.com and can confirm that at least one of the 3 is a good ole' twospot octo from days gone by! I have been on a notification list for months waiting for my chance. It seems like they have only "medium" available now and i haven't had a chance to really look at the other 2 to confirm the false eyes. I had to get back to the office and cant wait to get home to confirm the others. The small size octos form LA are realllly small. When they say 1.5" across, they are not kidding. Ill try to get my microscope out and get some clear photos. ;) More to info and pics to come! Order while they are still avaialible!.
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Can't wait for the pictures. I suspect these may be O. hummelincki if they are truly Mexican. They would be from the Gulf, not the Pacific and a warm water species. Best way I know of to tell the difference easily is to look at the sucker edging. If it is orange, then O. bimaculatus (cold water) is probable. If they are a purple/blue then O. hummelincki. Exciting either way but I might have to talk Neal into letting my buy one if O. hummelincki (warm water).
     
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    epicentyr Larval Mass Registered

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    Oh poop! It is hard to tell sucker color because my lights are blue and these guys are so small. This is a picture of the one that I suspect was a bimac but now I'm thinking you may be correct. I didn't know that there was a Caribbean two spot.

    i'm going to continue to try to get some pictures of them and I'll post as I get any good ones or more info.

    PS if a mod can edit my title to delete "confirmed" or change the title all together, that would be appreciated.
     

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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    I'm betting hummelincki which may actually be at least as desirable. If it were not for the main water leak with driveway repairs, broken washing machine and broken water heater this month I would so be ordering one.
     

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