hello everyone from panama rep.

GiovanniCorella

Larval Mass
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#1
hey i hope to make new friends, many friends, I'm a panamanian boy interested in this themes since I wish to be a biologist and I would like to have some cephalopods (my first) of my own...
 

CaptFish

Colossal Squid
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Moderator
#2
:welcome: to TONMO
 

Neogonodactylus

Haliphron Atlanticus
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#3
Giovanni,

You live in a country with a rich octopus fauna on both coasts. There is also great tradition in cephalopod biology in Panama with researchers like Martin Moynahan and Arcadio Rodaniche. Welcome.

Roy
 

GiovanniCorella

Larval Mass
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#6
thank u all, well just like I said I'm panamanian, 21 years old, mmm, i like languages, reading, movies, music, specially rock, i love animals and I'm a conservationist, i like traveling, in point i'd like to go to the usa soon, to miami and orlando and i would like to know if any of u know where in the state of florida could i buy octopuses, because in the pet shops here i haven't found any octopuses yet..
 

DWhatley

Cthulhu
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#7
The logistics of trying to transport any live animal between countries might be more problem than is reasonable. I know that Neogonodactylus has transported them and might have some idea what is needed but his collection is for research and not personal use.
 

sorseress

Colossal Squid
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#8
If you're going to be in Florida you might also try to go to Sarasota. It's not far from Orlando, and there's a nice aquarium there. Are you currently a student?
 

GiovanniCorella

Larval Mass
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#9
i'll try to go there, thanks, as for your question, yes I'm on vacation right now till march.....so i still have a lot of time left to enjoy, lol....but I'm about to start my second year of biology...
pity that it's so hard to transport animals between countries, i kind of knew it already, well anyways, i'll have to pay to some fisherman around to get my own then, hahaha
 

DWhatley

Cthulhu
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Moderator
#10
Fishermen can be a good way to acquire one but be sure they understand that you want it for a pet and not for dinner.
 

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