I admit, I was inspired by a bond movie..


Larval Mass
I remember watching 'Octopussy' and being captivated by the pet octopus. I was captivated in my neurological psychology classes when they talked about octopuses. A friend of mine mentioned that instead of talking about them I might actually /own/ one, an idea that had never really crossed my mind.

So I have found this wonderful resource on ceph ownership. This site has a wealth of information. At this point, I think it is realistic of me to say that my lifestyle (and income) probably wouldn't work out with octopus ownership but hopefully I can vicariously learn what it's like to own one by reading everyone else's stories.

So keep up the great work, posting stories and pictures! Maybe one day I'll be able to own one as well. I must say I am sorely disappointed to learn that they have such short lifespans! Such a tragedy for such a captivating creature!

Back to lurking..


Larger Pacific Striped Octopus
Welcome, PlantyHamchuck!

Lots of people are inspired by Bond films, and not just to learn about octos. No one will sell me a car with a refridgerated glovebox for the Bollinger!

Lots of us don't have the ability to keep a pet octopus, but we post anyway. Don't be shy!



Staff member
Hey Planty,
Sorry this is such a long time coming, but :welcome:!

Just wanted to register my agreement with you on this... I've never owned an octopus myself (or a tank for that matter), but if conditions ever do arise where I can devote time/effort to such a cause, I'll be well-prepared, thanks to the community that has gathered here!

Happy lurking... :)


Mmmh... Welcome !

This forum is interesting even if I have no tanks (no enough time to take care of it and its habitant) I have read for the last 2 days (since my registration) many interesting things about Lego, living giant squids, the nearly day by day adventure of Ink ;) ... I have the chance to dive so my "tank" is a little bigger than any other tanks in this forum and I enjoy any encounters with cephalopods.

Impressive, funny, accurate would be the word I would use to describe this forum. A great source of fun and informations. So thank you for existing on the internet ! 8)


Larval Mass
i too became a octo wanter soooo bad by octopussy.Now I have decided to get one.(baby bimac of course)This may be a shock to all of you but i am only 11.Thats right, E-L-E-V-E-N. :bonk: I work for my dad and thats howw im going to pay for it. Oh and does Malak or Revan strike a bell for any of you!


OMG, how did I miss this:

:welcome: to TONMO.com


Burstsovenergy24 said:
I got time to kill.

OK. Here is a rather pathetic précis of the whole sorry mess:

Way back in August said:
...someone sent me a news clipping about Neil Diamond that warmed the cockles in my heart (there's a little mollusc in everyone). I had it taped to the wall above my desk ..... for one day only ... and that wretched woman that you all love [guess who] put on her pointy black hat, rode her broomstick and has taken and hidden it.
Tintenfisch said:
He's not far away... but pleasantly out of sight. :twisted:
Becoming desperate said:
....um, here's the deal. You get her majesty to return my ND news clipping and I'll give you a finished piece of [art]work.

I don't jest.
(In case you didn't know, :oshea: is very, very good at drawring.)

Being the super nice guy that I am said:
Kat, will you please give back Steve's Neil Diamond article? Thanks in advance.
She said:
after which said:

In response said:
Hence my new avatar. :boohoo:? Boo-hoo indeed.

That heartless (but delectable) wench recently said:
I would consider it a fair trade-off, then, if ND died and I agreed never to speak ill of him again (= never to speak of him again). Deal? :twisted:

As for 'only one Neil' ... I suppose we should be thankful for small favors, although I maintain that that's still one and a half too many.


BTW, if 'Neil' surpasses 'squid' as one of the top words used on this site, there will be trouble. BIG trouble. Newspaper-clippings-going-up-in-flames-and-the-ashes-sprinkled-into-unsuspecting-coffee-mugs-type trouble. Just so you know.
and so I said:


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