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  1. sideways

    sideways Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    We bought some of these at the "Dollar Tree" tonight for our niece and nephews. Nancy, check out the second pic to see the name of the product.
    John
     
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    neptune Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    OMG that is strange, can't wait for her to see that. Great finds BTW
     
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    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Weird. :)
     
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    NickA5582 Sepia elegans Registered

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    Quite the coincidence, BTW, where'd you get Ollie's name, Nancy?
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Looks like Ollie went into business for herself!

    The way Ollie got her name - Before she arrived, I told my husband he could name our octopus. Without even a pause, he said "Ollie, Ollie Octopus". I thought it was a fine name. And after Ollie turned out to be a girl, it was still a fine name.

    Nancy
     
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    Great find there and what a coincidence.At first I thought Ollie was supposed to be a female. I only realised he was a he when I noticed everyone refered to him as a "he".
     
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    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Ollie was female. :)
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Like most of our octo owners, I assumed that I had a male. (It's very difficult to determine the sex of a bimac. ) Then, when I saw the eggs, I knew Ollie was a female and began referring to "she" and "her".

    Nancy
     
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    Just saying I thought she was a female right from the start. Where did the eggs go in the end, I was never really clear on that.
     
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    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    I guess it's common because it rhymes. :)
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    And that one was copyright 2002! It's a good drawing of an ocotpus, too - I'm going to have to give some thought to the upcoming Ollie book, the Ollie tote bag series, and the Ollie note cards. (I promised Ollie she would be famous.)

    Yes, I think Olllie Octopus is common because both words begin with the same letter - Polly Octopus isn't as good.

    Her nickname was Ollliepod, by the way.

    As for the eggs, well, either the bristleworms ate them or Ollie herself destroyed them - there weren't many - and after a month or so, she stopped guarding so carefully the area where they were and started dismantling her den. I don't think they were fertile, but bimacs can lay infertile eggs.

    Nancy
     
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    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    That's a funny cheesy story! :lol:
     
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    An interesting one too :D

    I wish I could be a kid again.....worryless life (is that how worryless is spelt?)
     
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    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Well, I would say worrifulless. :heee:
     
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    I am just glad they said octopuses and not octopi! :shock:
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Thanks, Nick, I always enjoy looking at Ollie stuff!

    Nancy
     
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    :?: Where?
     
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    last line :wink:
     

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