McLovin/ Evelyn

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  1. simple

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    Ok today i met with Tom and he personally handed me my new octopus. It is a briareus that will be named either McLovin if its a guy or Evelyn if its a girl. It is a little bigger than i expected, with about a 2 inch mantle, hopefully its not too old. It is currently acclimating and i will move it into a critter keeper, inside its new aquarium soon. I will post pictures in a bit.
     
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    Heh, Superbad?
     
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    Mclovin:sly:thats great.
     
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    yea, i loved that movie. Right now it is about to finish acclimating and it has a spikey look with some reddish spots. It looks really interesting.
     
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    my briareus doent get that spikey look.Not very often anyway.Its a shame Ilove that look.
     
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    ok here are some pics.
     

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    I'm new here but why put him or her in the critter keeper first? (Nice pictures)
     
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    so it gets used to me before i let him free. That way it knows i bring the food and it wont hide for a week before deciding im safe. Welcome to TONMO!
     
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    A two inch mantle for a briareus is not that old. It's mantle can be almost 5 inches long as an adult.

    Congratulations on your new octopus, whatever its name may be!

    Nancy
     
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    :welcome: both to the new octopus, and new user Redoc!
     
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    Congrats. Briareus are one of my favorite species.
     
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    Monty, your Geek is showing

    I was referring welcoming a new forum member as:
    both to the new octopus, and new user Redoc
     
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    Although that's certainly not unusual, I can't take geek credit on this; I was really just welcoming and didn't realize the Redoc cryptography tie-in so I think in this case, you've out-geeked me, D! :notworth:
     
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    I just noticed that McLovin (im going to call him/her that for now until i am sure of the sex) has a weird brown spot on one of his arms. It seems to bulge out a little bit, but he seems fine other than that, is there anything i should be worried about? I will try to get pictures later.
     
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    Ok im starting to get worried about my new octo. Now it moves in a way that almost seems as if it had hiccups. About every three to five seconds it "hiccups" and i can't figure out why. I just fed it a piece of scallop which he instantly took, and now he is eating it but upside down, partially resting on his head, or so it seems.. I had never seen this in my other octo, is this normal?
     
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    can you get a picture... and maybe a video of the "hiccups"
     
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    I think you are talking about a "bobbing" motion, kinda like its "nods". I think all the octos I've kept have done this. Not sure what the purpose is, but I think it's pretty normal. My little briareus likes hanging out upside down underneath a rock in the kritter keeper, kinda squished between the bottom of the keeper and the rock.

    Pictures of the brown spot will help.
     
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    No, my other would do the bobbing motion, but this more of a violent flinching. I just went to check on him and he was completely laying on his head while flinching and he had the curly cue look. I felt this wasn't good at all so i decided to let him loose in the tank, the only problem is that the divider in the tank is not completely finished yet, so hopefully Fecha will be smart and stay one of her many dens and lay low for a bit, while i get the last parts that i need in the mail. I know it was risky but McLovin didnt seem like he was doing good at all, but now that i released him he is not laying on his head and his arms are stretched out, although he is still doing the flinching thing.
     
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    here is a pic of the weird thing on his arm, it is actually more blue colored than brown.
     

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