Cephalopod Disposal

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  1. gjbarord

    gjbarord Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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    This thought never crossed my mind in the hobby industry and I am not sure if it is a huge deal but...

    How does everyone dispose of their cephalopods once they expire?

    Obviously, biohazard pickup is out of the question but does anyone freeze their cephalopod before disposing of it.

    Greg
     
  2. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Well, I can answer your question because it's something I've been tracking for a long time.

    Most people do freeze their octopuses before disposing of the bodies - Carol (corw314) has some stories to tell!

    Because most people are attached to their pet octopuses, few just throw them in the trash. Some are buried in the garden, sometimes with some shells or a feeding stick. Others are returned to the sea.

    Ceph keepers, especially octopus keepers, usually hang on to some momento, like a favorite toy or shell.

    Nancy
     
  3. big fish

    big fish Cuttlefish Registered

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    i tossed mine in the lake behind my house....figured it was better than the toilet. 8-)
     
  4. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    :welcome: Big Fish, although this is a sort of morbid topic for a first post... what kind of ceph were you keeping?
     
  5. littlemarley

    littlemarley Cuttlefish Registered

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    i flush mine.
     
  6. Animal Mother

    Animal Mother Architeuthis Supporter

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    I still have Einy my mercatoris in a small bottle of formalin.
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Trapper (my first octopus) and the one fry from her small hatching that did not survive were put in formaline and sent to young people. The fry was a big hit as a show and tell for a forth grader's report and Trapper delighted a very young enthusiast who keeps her in his ceph decorated bedroom. I have lost two other that were with me only two weeks and Davy Jones claimed them via the sewer system.
     
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    shipposhack Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    I froze mine til garbage day and then threw him out. I didn't become very attached to him but it was still sad.
     

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