Hummelincki DOA

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  1. Tommycs

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    I ordered a Hummelincki from reef scavengers a couple days ago. It arrived yesterday dead. Its mantle was about 1 1/4 inches and arm span of about 5 inches so it was most likely a juvenile. The water was fairly cold however I did not get a chance to record the temperature when it arrived, It felt like it was definitely under 70. the nitrite was 10 and the nitrate was 200. The PH was between 6 and 7. The water was very cloudy and smelly. It was in a bag within a bigger bag in a box. So there were no cold/hot packs in it, nor was there any sort of insulation. Here are the pictures and I should be getting a reshipment as soon as they get another in. Reef Scavengers was very helpful with assessing and treating the situation.
     

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    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    I'm sorry. I had a vulgaris arrive DOA and it is very upsetting. I am glad to hear they will replace it!
     
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    Thanks, to make things worse this was my first octo.
     
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    bluespotocto Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    Ahh man that makes it way worse. Think of it this way your already had the experience getting over the lost. I just lost my first guy a week ago of age. It is the worst thing because you get so attached. At least you didnt know him.

    RIP little hummy:angel:
     
  5. Tommycs

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    To be honest it was a little more gross than it was sad. I never saw life in the little creature therefore I couldn't compare anything to his death. However none the less it was sad seeing such a great animal dead.
     
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    Very sorry that your octopus was dead on arrival. It saddens me whenever this happens.

    Nancy
     
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    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Reefscavengers might wish to change their name at some stage...
     
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    I see how it can be taken the wrong way. I think they are describing their product, not themselves. I hope that's the case anyway.
     
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    My Replacement octopus will be arriving tomorrow so I'll post pictures as soon as he arrives. They said it is even smaller than the previous.
     
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    The Replacement octopus arrived and everything is fine, He is even smaller than the previous. You can check his journal.
     

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