diurnal octopus

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  1. DanK

    DanK Larval Mass Registered

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    Does anyone know a place by chicago that sells diurnal octopus? If not, how do I go about finding one and how do I guarantee that it really will be diurnal?
     
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    skywindsurfer Architeuthis Registered

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    kpage Wonderpus Supporter

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    Yes, your best bet is online. I've been looking for cephs in Chicago for a while and haven't had any luck. Diurnal octos include Aculeatus (live aquaria) and hummelincki (atlantic, so if you find a place to order one make sure you ask where it's coming from). Live Aquaria octos are great, but often old. Bimacs are also diurnal (from california) and I think we have someone here that can get you one, but they require a chiller. Not sure if that's a problem for you.

    hope it helps! If you find a store around Chicago let me know :wink:
     
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    skywindsurfer Architeuthis Registered

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    Hummelinckis are technically Caribbean. You don't need a chiller in Chicago, just put the tank on your back porch lol.
     
  5. Lmecher

    Lmecher Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Registered

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    Welcome Dan!

    I got my O. hummelincki from Saltwaterfish.com. The problem with these is if you get a female like I did, they brood within weeks. I have to say it was worth it. I fell in love with immediately. She was out all day and loved to swim. I have only seen octopuses for sale locally a couple times. Once at Living Sea Aquarium and once at Aquarium Adventure on Roselle.
    It would be great to find a local supplier but not holding my breath. :neutral:
     

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