Ochi is here

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  1. neptune

    neptune Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    My Octo OCHI has arrived. Acclimating right now. Will post photos and database soon!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
     
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    May I be the first to say congratulations on the new arrival. How did you come up with the name? John
     
  3. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Congratulations! And welcome to Ochi!

    Did Ochi arrive in good condition?

    And that's an unusual name - how did you come up with "Ochi"?


    Nancy
     
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    neptune Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    thanks everyone. he/she arrived great. nothing at all to indicate worries. Just added tank water to acclimate and he is just jetting around playing on the ledges that the bag creates in the water.

    How did I come up with Ochi.....(Long and Short version)
    1. Wife and I were married in Ocho Rios Jamaica
    2. Ocho Rios means - Eight Rivers in Jamaican
    3. Ochi is there native slang name for Ocho Rios
    so.... Ochi is slang for eight

    figured it was fitting for an octo

    OCHI the OCTO :D
     
  5. neptune

    neptune Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    oh and its a tribute to my marriage, easy way to convince wife to let me get one!!! :P
     
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    Congrats on the arrival of Ochi :wink: !!!

    :heee:

    Wish you all the best, Did Ochi arive in good condition?
     
  7. neptune

    neptune Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    Excellent condition. No ink in bag no signs of stress, good color. :D

    Once he was acclimated I let him crawl onto my very clean hand ( which he did very happily) and gently lead him into his new home.

    Watched Ochi explore for almost an hour before I had to come back to work. I miss waching him already,....oh well 4 hours to go before I can go back home. :P
     
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    wwhhhhoooo hhhhooooo!!!!!

    congratulations mate!! like the way you came up with the name an even more like the fact he crawled straight onto your hand!! excellent :D
     
  9. neptune

    neptune Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    me too scouse, I was actually concerned of dumping any of the shipping water into Ochi's tank, so I saw no other way(was not using a net!!!!!) but he agreed and crawled right on for a ride. Hopefully, he will always be this accepting. I believe it can only go up from here!! :D

    Thanks btw on the name complimnet! 8)
     
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    Congratulations! Yeah, cool name.
     
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    Scouse Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    definitley agree on the only way is up, if he's acceptin your hand now, its only positive, suppose you've just gotta keep that bond goin an build.

    Nancy's relationship with Ollie was amazin by the sound of things, so hopefully others can discover even more, im sure its not unrivalled just the way she documented it so well. i suppose sittin next to the little-un helped as well.

    keep us informed on how you get on in that department :D

    you too sideways !!! :D

    you should both try an do some similar little experiments of some sort an see what happens, if personalities effect response's etc

    god i cant wait until the clocks stops tickin an dthe world stops spinnin.......... :sleeping: an mine arrives!!! :lol: 5-6months yet.... :sleeping: :D
     
  12. neptune

    neptune Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    Definately will keep everyone up to date! :D

    Thanks for the congrats. Where are the virtual octo cigars to pass around at moments like this :smoke:

    Right now I just cant wait for this last hour of work to pass so i can go see the little guy, and turn the lights on. Left them off for him to get used to his new home comfortably.

    5-6 mos geez hope our posts help the time past will be waiting to hear about yours!!!
     
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    I guess thats the advantage of getting captive bred animals, they get used to us and play with us earlier. They can probably withstand shipping better too.
     
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    :D Well everyone! If you could only see Neptune with his new play mate right now. When we first got home tonight he was hiding in a little dungeon he created. After a while he decided to come out and let Neptune know that he was not too happy being disturbed! He got over it very quick though and decided to have some fun exploring the tank walls. Neptune tells me that Ochi has never experienced glass on a tank wall before :) It was very obvious as he was like a little child learning how to ride a bike, skirting up and falling down just as quickly. After a few minutes he got the hang of it and it was very amusing to watch him play! We are having fun already. Sorry so long- just excited!
     
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    Congrats!!! I love the name!! And that's amazing you have already had him crawling on your hand! Lil P has gotten ahold of me several times, but I haven't been brave enough!

    Can hardly wait to see pictures and :welcome:

    Carol
     
  16. Burstsovenergy24

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    So I finally hear how you came up with the name! :D

    Sounds like it's going really good!

    Hope The Agent will be as trusting!
     
  17. neptune

    neptune Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    This little guy really came in really healthy no problems at all with shipping.

    Carol loved all your posts about interaction with your octo. Hope to have as many stories myself.

    BOE - although my hand was a mutually agreeable mode of transportation to get out of his shipping container, he has yet to punch that ticket again.

    I fed Ochi a clam tonight, but noticed he had already found 1 blue leg hermit, in his journeys. I have to say he is quite shy, but I am amazed at how accepting he has been! :D :D :D :D :D
     
  18. Burstsovenergy24

    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    :D

    Time might be needed in this case.


    I have a question about the name though:

    Is it pronounced Oak-e or O-che?
     
  19. neptune

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    oh-chee
     
  20. Burstsovenergy24

    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Good, that's how I was saying it in my head. :P
     

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