I got a pentapus!

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  1. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    I finally got around to getting an octo. I believe it is an aculeatus, and currently has 5 legs.
    Pretty amazing animal. Pretty interactive so far.

    :smile:
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Wonderful news! Welcome to your new octopus, who sounds like it's had a hard life. I imagine you already know that aculeatus can drop an arm to confuse a predator.

    Does it have a name? - I'd like to add your octopus to the List of Our Octopuses.

    I hope you'll have some pics for us, too. This species seems to be quite friendly so you should have fun interacting.

    Nancy
     
  3. Akyu

    Akyu GPO Supporter

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    Did you rescue the octopus from the guy who got an octopus from his gf?
     
  4. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    I took some pics. I try to download them soon. I am just having a good time playing with it. It eats and is quite interactive.

    This is the one that I picked out for the store. :smile: I got back from vacation and decided to take it home. Akyu, did I return your messages?
     
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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Oh - the name of the penatpus is Fontanelle. :smile:
     
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    sorseress Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Cute! Welcome, Fontanelle. :welcome:
     
  7. Paradox

    Paradox Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    Congradulations!!

    Ive recently decided I wanted to get an octopus again too!! I just finished making a tank for it!!
     
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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Great! Want me to keep an eye out for you?
     
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    Paradox Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    Sure!!

    Id prefer a non-bimac species because Ive kept many of those in the past...

    Thanks!!
     
  10. Akyu

    Akyu GPO Supporter

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    I'm still waiting for my wall/floors to be fixed... wahhhhhh. Yes, Righty, you did return all my messages. Thanks!

    Glad you gave that octo a home. It looked like it had personality when I saw it that one time.

    S
     
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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Heh heh heh! Its arms are growing back. Looks really bizarre to see tiny arms with little suckers growing out of stumps! :smile:
     
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    chrono_war01 Colossal Squid Supporter

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    That's nice to hear, I wonder could you keep a record of approx how long long the stumps are so that we could know how long a wild octo of the same speices has lost its arm according to the regrowth rate.
     
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    Good idea, Chrono.
     

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