Dwarfs in Hawaii?

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  1. Octomush

    Octomush Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Hi.... I have been looking to catch a good octo for my tank and I thought maybe a dwarf would be cool. Are there any dwarfs in hawaii?
     
  2. Cephkid

    Cephkid Sepia elegans Supporter

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    eupyrymna scolopes. Maybe other dwarfs, but that's the one I know for sure.
     
  3. Octomush

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    Cool thanks! Do u know around which islands they live? If so what kind of areas do they live in?
     
  4. Cephkid

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    I think they are found around all the islands. Shallow water (ankle deep), in shallows/sand flats.
     
  5. Octomush

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    O I think I know what ur talkin about! Those are awesome! I read in a book that they are so small they sometimes live in old matis shrimp burrows! Cool.... And I think I know where on my island I might catch one. :D
     
  6. joel_ang

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    They're not actual octos, they're seploids and are more closely related to cuttles. They're nocturnal and they spend their day buried in the sand so find one is pretty tough.

    You could try mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni or even a vampyroteuthis :vampyro: :heee: Seriously, I don't think there are dwarfs there (according to ceph base).
     
  7. Octomush

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    Not seploides.... There is an octo.. I read about it in a book.
     
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    Oh I was refering to eupryma, any idea what species that octo was?
     
  9. Cephkid

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    Is O. mercatoris found in hawaii?
     
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    Nope it isnt. The smallest there seems to be macropus and its still pretty big
     
  11. Cephkid

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    Well, if you're using cephbase (what I use), they don't know its biogeography. Seriously! Look at their O.mercatoris entry- it doesn't say anything about biogeography OR country list.
     
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    Yea thats true, they said their data was probably incomplete too. Two octo species in Hawaii is too little to be true. :roll:
     
  13. Cephkid

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    Not sayin yer wrong, just asking if anyone has any info from somewhere else as well.
     
  14. Scouse

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    Octomush....."You lucky lucky bast***, what i'd do to be spat at in the face like that!!!!!"

    Sorry havin a 'Life of Brian Moment' :lol:

    gotta say how cool a postion you are in to go divin an pick em out.

    Im intrested thou mate, how do you do your water changes, do you just wander down the beach with a bucket or what?!?!?! :bugout: :D
     
  15. Octomush

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    lol.... I chage the water in my tank by filling trashcans full of it at the beach and bringing them back to my house.
     
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    Isn't that really heavy?
     
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    Part of the problem is that they think that there may be several species all getting called mercatoris or jouhbini... they have to revise that small group in the future....
     
  18. Scouse

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    ha haaa!! brilliant sounds like a bit of a pain but better than havin to make up saltwater in the house!!!

    class!!!
     
  19. Octomush

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    Yeah me and my dad do it with a truck so that makes it a crap load easier...
     
  20. G Leddington

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    on my island i'd do well to catch a trout!!!! :roll:
     

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