Haha good idea queenb I'll get some work out of him yet
That's not all I have a 90 gallon to set up too lol my wife hates me for my cephalopod addiction I love em the way they move think and interact is amazing to me
Doin good got 117 gallon up and runing gunna pic up Houdini this week I think and start workin on my 90 gallon I've got some plans drawn up fora three tank build for octos totaling about 400 gallons to hold three large octos like twitch and Houdini but gotta save more cash for other tank pumps n rocks ill post a pick of plans for people to add concerns and coments on otherwise twitch is out all day and sleeps all night lol getting bigger yay cant wait to see her at full potential.
My wife says twitch is not likening me going out of town for the week she is only coming out to be feed and carrys the shrimp back to her den to eat (strange) but she is still curiouse when I'm home so I don't mind lol
There have been a couple of experiments with larger animals to try to prove octopuses know individuals. Roland Anderson did one dressing aquarists alike but one would feed and the other annoy the animals with a stick. Most of the animals learned to come to the feeding attendant and avoid the irritating one. @Jean also tells the story of an intern that would get soaked if she approached a specific octopus. Sy Montgomery wrote a nice encounter article for Orion Magazine you might enjoy reading. In it she mentions Roland's experiment, summarizes a host of other articles and records her own experience with a GPO.
Neal and I see a difference in how the octopuses react to us. In several cases they would come to me and be petted but want little to do with Neal. The oddity is that Neal is the primary food provider.