Ichiban - O. hummelincki

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  1. CaptFish

    CaptFish Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Ever since my LFS learned of my octopus adventures the owner, Kay, always made a point a telling me he could get octopuses, but that he knew nothing about them. The only information he had was that it came from his supplier in California. I decided to go ahead and get one of these mystery octopuses.

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    This is a terrible picture, but its was the best I could get for now. I am pretty sure the octopus is a Hummelincki. . I'll get mearsuments when I release it into the tank.
     
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    CaptFish Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    YAY woo WHOOO Its a hummelincki!!!! I just released it into the tank, ans i saw the Ocellus, also the arms are the correct ratio


    Can you change my title, at first I though he had really long arms, but now that its in the tank I see they are short.
     
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    CaptFish Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Both the LFS and the distributor are swearing this octopus came from Indonesia.
     
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    CaptFish Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Male. He initially just sat on top of the rocks and he just sat there. now he is exploring his different den options.
     
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    CaptFish Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    I put this guy into my 55 gallon that previously housed Waldo.

    his mantle is just under 2 inches. but that is just a guess. I'll use my calipers later when he is on the glass.

    right now he is jut exploring around acting like a scared little octopus.
     
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    CaptFish Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    OK I got some measurements with my octopus caliper (my chart plotting dividers)

    ML: 1.2" (3.05cm)
    Arm L: 3.8" (9.65cm)
     
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    Maybe the distributor (and of course the LSF would insist since the distributor "said so") thinks Haiti is in Indonesia :grin:.
     
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    sooo happy for you capt!
     
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    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Congrats and welcome to your new little fella! Awesome!!!
     
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    It will be interesting to see if there is an identifiable influence of one octo over the other if they can see each other. I am convinced briareus have myserable eyesight but hummelincki seem to see pretty well.
     
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    I thought about that but the tanks are all pretty close, I tried to spread them out but I can't cause I live in a shoebox. the 55 faces my 125 and is 8' away, across the room and 18" higher. 23" over and 18" down from the 55 is the 38T with Izzy, so they might see each other one day. My cat usually sits on top of the 38 and watches the 55.

    Pen is most curious about what I was doing with the tank thats for sure but i dont think he saw I was handling another octopus. Pen has a 40 closest to him just on the other side of my computer, and if I do anything in that tank he watches intensely.
     
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    Lmecher Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Registered

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    Congratulations and :welcome: to the new one. I never see them in the LFS around here anymore. I have only seen 2 locally in my entire SW career and Ibought one of them.
     
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    Cute little guy! When does he get a name?

    Nancy
     
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    CaptFish Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    I'm working on the name now. I have an idea but nothing certain yet.
     
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    If there is an influence, it will be interesting to see if the new one becomes a pistol or if Penn starts behaving. I have seen the slightest amount of what could be called jealous behavior a couple of times. The most interesting was when I was filming the movements of a starfish in Serendipity's tank. Dipity never became overtly friendly and brooded shortly after introduction to the tank so the "fly by" behavior to check out why the star was getting attention was particularly noticable.
     
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    Well Once the lights went out yesterday He settled into a good den and stayed there through the night. When I woke and turned on the lights he came halfway out of his den and has just perched and watched his surroundings.


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    :thumbsup: :grin:
     
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    lucky! well i'm now going to start nagging all the lfs again.
     
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    If you find any local LFS that can get octopuses let me know. :smile:
     
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    First I got a name: Ichiban , Ichi for short. named for both a local sushi joint and a great Japanese movie "Ichi the killer'

    I fed Ichi for the first time today. I wanted him to be good and hungry when I went to feed him for the first time. He took the whole tail from a small shrimp. I offered it on a bamboo skewer and he snatched it like a pro. I did not need to stimulate him at all. I used the tail from a live shrimp that I just cut off, it was not previously frozen. I also left both the shell and legs on.


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