Funeral for an Octopus

Discussion in 'Octopus Care' started by DarkTerror, Feb 6, 2006.

  1. DarkTerror

    DarkTerror Larval Mass Registered

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    Don't be alarmed, nothing has passed on.

    I was just wondering, what did people do with their octopuses when they have passed on to that "aquarium in the sky".
     
  2. corw314

    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    :oops: Well......other that Gimpy who was found a day or so after death......6......:sad: (I just counted....) I had forgotten how large some of them had gotten....Awaiting burial at sea..........
     
  3. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Burial at sea in a special canvas bag - I painted pictures of my octos on the bags. A beloved cleaner shrimp also was buried that way.

    I guess I should mention that they stayed in the freezer until we could travel to the Gulf.

    Many octo owners have chosen burial at sea, but those who are inland often bury them in the garden, sometimes with their feeding stick.

    Nancy
     
  4. Paradox

    Paradox Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    I put them in bottles of alcohol....
    And make them a cool shrine..
     
  5. chrono_war01

    chrono_war01 Colossal Squid Supporter

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    If I had a octo or any ceph as a pet, I would most probably freeze till I have a chance to return it to the ocean
     
  6. cuttlegirl

    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    I have had many a pet/critter enshrined in my freezer until I get around to burying them. I usually devote a special part of my freezer to critters, so it doesn't gross out my guests...
     
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    my previous 2 octos are in the freezer awaiting to be put in a jar of alchohol next to my banded cat shark
     
  8. Shadow Mantis

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    It is a little bit pricey, but you could use a Caroplastic embedding set. That is what I used for my Emperor Scorpion and other invertebrates.
     

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