Edwina has an Attitude!

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  1. girlfish

    girlfish O. bimaculoides Registered

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    Today I got fresh mussels, broke one open, and wrapped a little piece around my clear plastic skewer to offer it to Edwina. I was quite excited about this, as I was told she was raised on mussels. Filled with pride and generosity, I lowered the mussel down to her. She didn't take it, but instead blew sand at me several times. Then she came completely out of her lair in order to stretch her tentacles out as far as she could and she pushed the piece of mussel 3 inches upward as if to say "You can take your mussel and shove it!" ...Well!...I figured surely there must be some misunderstanding between us, so I tried again. Once again, she pushed that piece of food up the stick, with even more contempt! Then I offered a piece of fresh scallop because she's been taking it and eating it from me so far, and she took the scallop and threw it to the side! ...I've never wished for a digital camera so badly! It was hysterical. I will have to borrow my boyfriend's digital camera to put this on the net. Something tells me I've got a bimac with a STRONG personality. She doesn't hide that much. I can always find her sitting at her lair.
     
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    sideways Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Sounds like you got yourself a cool bimac, girlfish. Keep us updated.
     
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    girlfish O. bimaculoides Registered

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    I'll try to get pictures.
    She's feisty alright. She tried to attack my hand this morning. All two inches of her.
     
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    girlfish O. bimaculoides Registered

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    Edwina is Zelda the Warrior Princess

    Edwina has taken a small white half clamshell and is holding it like a shield to cover herself in disguise. Before, I could see more of her sitting in her shell, but now all I see are two eyes poking out over the top! A fine time to do this too- because Vincent, the aquarium guy, will be here at 6pm and I wanted him to see her. I tried to take it away from her but she would NOT let go. She is clearly ready for battle should the vikings come charging through her territory.
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Hey girlfish, how is Edwina making out these days? Have you been able to get a picture of your viking slayer yet? :)
     
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    girlfish O. bimaculoides Registered

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    She's doing great! I have a picture....I'll see if I can figure out how to attach it here...
    I can't - I'll work on this later though.
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    :) When you reply, click the "Add an Attachment" button, and the page will reload with more options. Then click the Browse button to locate and select the file on your hard drive. Then click the "Add Attachment" button (as opposed to Add an Attachment :roll: ). Click the "preview" button to see if all looks right, then submit!
     
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    girlfish O. bimaculoides Registered

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    Here's a Picture of Edwina!

    Edwina at 3 months...
     
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    Wow, that's a beautiful octopus. Sleek-looking.
     
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    girlfish O. bimaculoides Registered

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    She's very social too. She could easily hide in that 75 gallon with all that live rock and I'd never get to see her, but she's always around and even hunts in front of me. My other baby bimac hides all the time. I might see her briefly once a day, sometimes not. They're totally different. Edwina (from Fish Supply) also loves to take krill and scallop from my feeding stick.
     

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