Lil Pumpkin RIP 10/3/03 - 3/14/04

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  1. corw314

    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    This morning, I went to check on Lil P and he was gone. :( I had done a waterchange yesterday just to be sure on water quality. I knew he was dieing as I've seen that look many times in the past. I am glad he didnot linger like Ink did. I took a final picture so you can see how tiny he stayed. When I took him out , it really hit me how little growth he's had.

    Have some great pictures and memories of Lil P. So now I will be returning to the sea 3 of my octopuses.

    Carol
     
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    :( RIP Lil' P.
     
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    RIP Lil P

    I'm terribly sorry about this Carol, did your best and the rest was up to the octo. :cry:
     
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  5. Spring

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    :( So sorry, Carol. :( How old was Lil' P, and why so small? Ashi is that big already and he's just 5 or 6 months old. Wait.... Wasn't Lil' P a sibling?

    Spring
     
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    Melissa Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    How sad. I'm very sorry.

    Melissa
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Carol,

    I'm so sorry to hear this. I guess so many baby octos are born to each mother, some of them just don't survive. You gave him a good life.

    I'm also happy for you that Inklet is doing so well.

    Nancy
     
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    Sincerely, :cry: :cry: :cry:.
     
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    :cry: i hate when things die
     
  11. corw314

    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Thanks everyone!

    Spring - I had Lil P for 5 months. I didn't realize he wasn't right until Inklet arrived and that's when I noticed the growth was just not there, especially with how fast Inklet has been growing. He may have been a sibling according to Octopets, as he was selling to Fish Supply.

    I quess octos are like any other creature where there can be problems with growth. I still think it could have been a defect of some sort.

    Carol
     
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    Is a midget adult octo a possibility?
     
  13. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    With animals that produce large numbers of offspring they are not all expected to survive and in the wild a lot of them become food for others... think about tadpoles... several thousand bullfrog tadpoles may hatch but very few manage to make it to metamorphosis... Some are not just as fit as others.

    So, LilP had a good life and in the wild maybe wouldnt have lived as long... we can be happy about that :)

    may your next octo be a monster!!! :)
     
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    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Monster it is!!!!I think Inklet may very well fit that description!!! :mrgreen:
     
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    :( to hear, any plans for another since you have the set-up?
     
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    Good to know that Carol.... one day we will laugh it how small bimacs are when we are sitting discussing how the gpo siblings are doing!!!! :shock:
     
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    :cry: really sorry Carol.


    J
     
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    Aw Carol I'm very sorry to hear about lil pumpkin. I had no idea how small he was, I guess it was a fitting name. Thanks for being such a good octo-mom. :wink:
    I'm sure little lil p had a much better life than he would have had without you.
    John
     
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    :cry: :cry: :cry: That is so sad Carol :cry: :cry: I know you gave LilP a great life but I also know it still hurts to lose one :cry: :cry: I hope Inklet is doing well.
     
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    But I believe Steve and Kat would have their Archi siblings by then
    :archi: :octopus: :shock:
     

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