Some of you may know that Ive been lurking around the site for a few months. Well today I took that next step and got my first octopus. He is a Briareus and his name is Olaf. I purchased him from Tom's Caribbean. The day started to get excited when the FedEx guy arrived at my door 8 hours from when the octopus was put on the truck. You can guess i was not happy with this service but there was not much i could do. I quickly brought the package up to my room and slowly opened it in dim lighting to reveal a bag of black and brown water. At this point my time table was moved up. i slowly poured out water to reveal what appeared to be a dead octopus. But i figured what the heck i can try and began to slowly warm the water back up by floating the octopus and jug with just enough transport water for him to be submerged, in a bucket of warm water. I began to write the dead on arrival email to Tom when lo and behold there was a jet of water towards the surface. Olaf was breathing. I slowly began the acclimation process and he is still acclimating via drip method. Since then he is looking a lot better, He is upright and now reacts when i check on him. Any suggestions on anything else i could do or have done wrong would be greatly appreciated. Hoping he pulls through this. Also please note that this was a shipping issue and was not the suppliers fault. Here's what he looked like when he arrived.