[Octopus]: O. hummelincki

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  1. iAlex

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    Saturday night I picked up my new octopus from a local wholesaler. They told me he came in from the Keys on Thursday night. I didn't have a tank for an octo when they told me they had gotten a few octopus in, but I called them Friday letting them know I made some room. :roll: I took all of the fish out out of the 65g and moved them around into all my other tanks to make room for this guy.

    I found my red LED light I used for the baby mercs I had and hooked it up and you can see it in this first picture.
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    Now on to the octo. I'm guessing he is a hummelicki because I see a spot in the fourth picture. He's real tiny. (He escaped from that box in the first few pictures in about a minute, I figured it was worth a shot though...) He came out with lights on tonight so I snapped a few pictues.
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    (I left my camera on a trip to North Carolina and have to wait for it to be mailed back, so I only have my phone to take pictures with, I know they aren't great)
     
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    Couple more pictures:
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    I was wondering why your photography focus skills had declined until I saw your forgotten camera note. Nice to see these from FL again (I think Carol has one too).
     
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    I know, I hate having to put these pictures up, they aren't up to my quality. :rolleyes2: Hopefully I'll have it by this weekend.
    Do you agree with a hummelincki?
    He was pretty active last night and I can see him hiding in the rocks, pretty fun octo so far. :cheers:
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    I can't remember when you guessed wrong :wink:. Definite eye spot in the sixth picture and the veined look is right (unlike Monty, the only other octo with an ocellus we have seen from the Caribbean and I still have no clue what species he was but keep hoping to get another).
     
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    Welcome to your new octopus! Looks like mine!!! :)
     
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    Beautiful new octo! Phone pics are better than none- don't sweat it! Congratulations!
     
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    I think I'll have my camera Friday, hopefully I can get some good pictures then. :smile:
     
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    I didn't see him for a day or so until last night and this morning, and now it looks like he has some corkscrewed arms. :hmm:
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    I'm sorry Alex , it doesn't look good :sad:
     
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    Not looking good but double check your salt and PH.
     
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    sedna Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter Registered

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    Hope things are going ok with this little guy!
     
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    The last time I saw this guy was when those last pictures were posted. :sad:
     
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    If it was female, you might watch for hatchlings but very few have produced them. Hummelincki is a small egg species so the few hatchlings we have seen have not lived long. With the corkscrew arms though, I suspect it may have just died. Strange you don't see the carcass. I did have one that brooded way under the rock and never did see after she died. For a couple of weeks I could see an arm or two by looking under the tank but eventually she just disappeared.
     
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    I believed it was a male but I do not know for sure. I never went digging in the tank for a carcass, I figured some of the crabs in there that he didn't eat would take care of him. :hmm:
     

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