How often do you see your octo?

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  1. Fishfreak218

    Fishfreak218 GPO Registered

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    Hey,
    Just wondering, how often do you see your octo activly cruising the tank? Twice a day? Once a day? Once every few days? I think it would be an interesting topic. Also what time of day do you see your octo and for how long is he usually out and about?
    -Josh
     
  2. Animal Mother

    Animal Mother Architeuthis Supporter

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    Mine's usually out from around 5PM until I go to bed every day. I get home around 4 or 4:30 so maybe she's responding to my presence? A couple of times I've seen her out as early as 11AM on days I don't work. No telling what she does when I'm at work. I believe her to be O. Filosus.

    I saw my O. Mercatoris only late at night off and on over a 4 month period, never during the day. Sometimes a week would go by before I would see him actually doing something besides peaking out from his den. Sometimes he would come right out if I threw in a Fiddler, sometimes he wouldn't. When I would see him out he would only cruise around for 20-30 minutes before returning to his den.
     
  3. corw314

    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Most of my bimacs were out or came out as soon as they knew I was at the tank. Biddle has quite a fortress going on. She has just recently started to pull anything she can get a hold of to her spot in the center towards the back. If she's well fed she usually disappears for 24 hours or so.
     
  4. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Until she started brooding, Trapper, my Mercatoris pretty much followed Animal Mother's Einy's pattern. I was very fortunate to have put a set of barnicles in the tank at just the right time and was able to turn them so that I could watch (and feed) her throughout the hatching and on through the rest of he life. Since she never left her den once she was brooding, I could see her at all times but this is dumb luck and not typical. The den positioning allowed me to interact much more than can be expected wtih a Merc.
     
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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    I see Fontanelle in the morning and in the late evening like clockwork.
     
  6. shipposhack

    shipposhack Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    Kaleidoscope used to be out pretty much all day. Now that he is getting older (definitely a he; I found his hectocotylus :)), and blinder, he isn't out very much and doesn't really change colors. He comes out every once in a while, usually just goes around the tank glass once, squeezes through things instead of going around them like he used to, and goes back in his den.
     

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