IT'S HERE IT'S HERE

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  1. Chipdog

    Chipdog O. bimaculoides Registered

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    I got my bimac from octo pets. Its sooooo tiny. Good thing I ordered the clams too because I dont think it can take down any of the food I have picked up for it yet. I think I will head out later today and pick up some blue legs. As for now its dripping in to the new water no ink as of yet. Everything seems well.
    Chip
     

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    Chipdog O. bimaculoides Registered

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    some more pics
     

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    Chipdog O. bimaculoides Registered

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    OH MY!!!
    for some reason I dropped a clam in the box that she is getting dripped in. She swooped out of the shell I put in there for her and grabbed it in less then 2 seconds!! :grin:

    proud papa
    Chip
     
  4. CapnNemo

    CapnNemo Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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    ...and on your birthday too :wink:

    She's cute, what's her name?
     
  5. Chipdog

    Chipdog O. bimaculoides Registered

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    hee hee I kinda dropped that it was my b-day to octopets and they hooked me up.

    Still working on a name. Its going to be hard on me. Up till now I have a policy with names. If you don't respond to a name you don't get one. ie. fish = no names, doggy = name, cats (its iffy) :wink:

    I was wondering if maybe she just grabbed the clam but she just tossed out an empty shell.
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Congratulations on your new little bimac!

    But I think you're way off on your theory of naming. Did you know that octos are some of the few creatures to have names in major public aquariums? That's because they have personalities and are intelligent. No matter that they have no voice, they have many other ways of communicating.

    So I'll put on your little bimac on the List of Our Octopuses and I'll add a name if you come up with one.

    Nancy
     
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    ive been trying to rig some speakers in my fish tank and see if my cuttle would respond.
     
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    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Awww....how cute! Good luck with it!!!

    Carol
     
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    where did u order ur bimac from chip?
     
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    Chipdog O. bimaculoides Registered

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    "clamula" ??? "claminator" ??? Hmmm....cool that it is doing so well...and thanks for the pics !!

    greg
     
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    wow he is small how big is he ?
     
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    Chipdog O. bimaculoides Registered

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    ahhhh very?

    Its head was maybe half an inch. That shell in the picture is just short of 3 inches. I would say its about over 3/4 of an inch now. There has been a whole lot of eating going on in there.
     
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    She's adorable....I suggest you call her "Lily" (such a sweet name for such a lil thing!)
     
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    Chipdog O. bimaculoides Registered

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    Thanks but she is Pulpo :smile:

    I already had a post about her name but lily would be sweet. What is she is a he?

    Chip
     
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    Chipdog,

    About naming octopus: at the Seattle aquarium there was a GPO named Thor that insisted on being greeted by name every morning when employees would come in. If they didn't, Thor would hose them down with a squirt of water after they walked by. They are evidently creatures who like consistency.
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Chipdog, you won't know if you have a he or she for a long time - by then it doesn't matter. We all just decide whether it will be he or she. I thought my bimac was a male until she laid eggs.

    Erich, how did the GPO "hear" his name - or did he just like people to turn to him and say something. :smile:

    Nancy
     
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    Frankly, I always assumed Thor was a keen lip-reader. :wink: You know, like HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey!
     
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    just out of curiosity what is a GPO and are they sold to aqarists?
     
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    A GPO is the abbreviation for the Giant Pacific Octopus and are not on general sale to aquarists for obvious reasons :)
     

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