Herman is gone

Discussion in 'Octopus Care' started by pilotinho, Nov 27, 2005.

  1. pilotinho

    pilotinho Blue Ring Registered

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    I came home this Thanksgiving weekend to find my buddy Herman had passed. I was out of town for a few days and the person who fed him said that he wasn't coming out of his den. I have had him since May from Octopets and he was already the size if my fist at least. We got along great, I fed him live clams, frozen squid, live crabs (when available) and frozen mysis shrimp. Every day he would greet me when I got home and I would feed him by hand. Often he would crawl out onto my hand. Last week he set up a barricade around his live rock den and refused to come out. He accepted food from me on Wednesday, I didn't know it could happen so fast. I lifted up the rock where he used to live and found a white gelatinous substance clinging to the underside of the rock. I understood that octo eggs where like small stalks of grapes. I don't know what was wrong with my tank, all chemical readout where in the green. It was hard to remove him. I felt terrible.
     
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    bmatson O. bimaculoides Registered

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    awww bad day for octopuses. My just died aswell.
     
  3. sorseress

    sorseress Colossal Squid Supporter

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    R.I.P. Herman. :angelpus:

    Gimpy just died too. We need a Tonmo day of mourning.
    Sharon
     
  4. corw314

    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    RIP Hermin....Sounds like Hermin had eggs. That is what I found after Gimpy passed. I know how hard it is to loose a pet but I hope you both will consider another at some point. They are magnificent to experience which is why when I know one is near the end of it's life I like to get another, not that it makes it any easier as they are all so different and endearing in their own ways...

    Carol
     
  5. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Very sorry about Herman. This is a sad period with three losses in our octo family.

    RIP Herman :angelpus:

    Nancy
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    R. I. P all octos :angelpus:

    J
     
  7. erich orser

    erich orser Architeuthis Supporter Registered

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    Goodbye Herman, may you rest soothingly in the arms of the Great Octo.
     
  8. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    :sad: RIP to all the wonderful octo companions.
     
  9. Graeme

    Graeme Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Well, I don't know about in captivity, but cephalopods usually die after 1 bout of reproduction (I'm not sure if this is the reason for their death though), which is maybe why there were eggs found. It's a shame, and hte reason why I can't bring myself to keep a pet octopus- they're so intelligent, and amazing that you can't help but feel a special bond with them.

    Graeme
     

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