Einy now

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Einy was my first octopus, an O. mercatoris. I had him for 4 months. He's been sitting in a jar of formalin for a little over a year now, over my TV. He's a lot easier to photograph than Kalypso!
 

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Thanks Jean. Doesn't he look alive? :)

Kalypso's good. Growing like a weed. Her mantle is well over an inch long now. I don't see her every night but she takes krill or shrimp off a stick when I do see her. She's never out in the open where I can get a decent picture.
 

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Einy looks much more alive than Trapper did. Amazing how the eyes seem still to be observing. Did you happen to touch him after he was preserved? Since I did not want to send Trap in formaline, I replaced the fluid with alcohol and handled her in the process. She felt every bit like a rubbery man-made replica.
 

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No, I've never touched him, afraid of taking him out, and the fluid. If I turn the bottle over his arms are springy against the sides.
 

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i dont know if this is something that would interest you all, but the thought interested me.
a dear friend of mine, who is an amazing artist, makes these casts of squid/octos/all "creepy" creatures of the deep that are the most beautiful things. im moving in 4 months and plan on starting my first advanced tank and with in the year having and octopus.
anyhow, i was speaking with him about how sad and hard it will be when it dies, etc etc, and he said he would make me a cast of it.
ill upload the squid he made me when he found out how much i loved them....he could do it for anyone! he loves cephs! i told him about this website to show some of his art !! if your interested, please let me know. id love to talk to him about it for you!
 

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doomsquid666,
If he is interested in commission work, have him post some pics, general pricing and contact info in the market place forum.
 

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