Acclimation time: 2 hours Arrival packaging: Plastic jar with drilled holes PH: ~8.0 Nitrite: 0 Nitrate: 20 ppm Our new addition is not named yet but Lynn gave him/her a code name until we come up with something fitting. Lynn (IslandMarineLife.com) called me Wed. night to say he had traded goods for an octopus from another collector. How the octopus was actually collected was a bit of a mystery as the collector took it from a diver because Lynn had mentioned several months back that I wanted an octopus. I could make some conjecture about the vagueness and this being lobster season but it would only be guessing but nobody's talking about how the diver ended up with it. He warned me it was missing some arm tips and some of the arms were very short but said it was eating well and that the could send it on Thurs. Lynn is not uncomfortable diving around sharks but is terrified about touching an octopus. He needed to transfer it for shipping and was not sure what would happen if the octo refused to go into the new container because if it got loose he was heading out the door In any case she/he has a mantle of about an inch and a half, most of its arms had were bitten off close to the webbing a month or two ago and at least one arm has a recent tip removal (hopefully not self inflicted). From what I could see the new arm growth looks healthy. Acclimation was fairly short for water match but I like to feed once before release. Lynn sent along some crabs in with the shipment and Creepy took one in the acclimation/shipping jar so I let him/her finish it before release. Briareus seem slower than hummelincki about leaving their acclimation bag/container. All three of mine needed coaxing where the hummelincki seem to want out immediately. For awhile, Creepy will live in Bel's old tank. It will eventually be too small but Maya's tank will be available in a month or so and the 45 hex will be fine for at least that long.