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I mentioned in Kooah's thread that I gave an open invitation to members of the Atlanta Reef Club to "come and get it" if anyone wanted to try to attempt to raise a few of Kooah's young. No one on the forum (present company excluded) keeps any kind of ceph and I didn't really expect much interest. Much to my surprise, I have had several inquires and will record all takers in this thread.

I have asked anyone taking the hatchling to please join TONMO, read some of the articles and journal their experience.
 

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Yes, I certainly remember her :smile: I posted some photos of Ollie and she commented w/some questions. This will be her first octopus? So nice to put a face to a name. I really hope she joins Tonmo and we all can follow along with the babies progress.
This thread put a big smile on my face, thanks for sharing :biggrin2:

Is it Shrimp Brains or Shrimpy Brains?

edit: I reread, oops, already joined, hope she journals on Tonmo!
 

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Good catch on my typo Linda, please continue to keep me honest. I type quickly but sometimes the brain and the fingers don't connect correctly. I am amazed and how many typo's I see in my own posts.
 

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Another taker for my Gainesville area "come and get it offering" this evening from Jefferson, a town close to Athens (home of University of GA). I tried putting only 2 octos in the small containers last night (since only 3 survived last time when I put 4 in each) and oddly, only one was alive in each. One of the dead might have suggested predation but I can't tell, the other had no clear signs but both were more obviously dead than the others I have found (milky coloring and dull eyes).

At least three of the little guys in the tank with the foul smelling egg white are still alive and several like to congregate under the ammonia checker that is sitting on the substrate. I showed the easily found ones to Greg and his wife by lifting the plastic card and as I removed my hand he quickly mentioned that one was attached to my finger. The little guy just would not release my finger so Greg got a quick lesson in using my camera and he took got a couple of good pictures. I posted two of them here but the best picture will go in the hatchlings thread :sagrin:

We captured two more from the main tank (Greg held the red flashlight while I turkey basted) and I sent them home with four.
 

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D, just checking because I already knew the name and I wanted to make sure my mind wasn't failing me. (it does sometimes)

Miss. Shrimpy Brains, You look great, I hate posting photos of myself too. If you become a supporter you can see a photo of me. I finally got enough courage to post one.
 

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Lmecher;156554 said:
D, just checking because I already knew the name and I wanted to make sure my mind wasn't failing me. (it does sometimes)

Miss. Shrimpy Brains, You look great, I hate posting photos of myself too. If you become a supporter you can see a photo of me. I finally got enough courage to post one.
lol I might have to do that!
 

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I wish there were some people from my side of the mississippi come to get a few of your octos.. I would sure love a crash course in raising babies.
 

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