Ochi Playing

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  1. neptune

    neptune Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    Ok, so it has been awhile, and I finally slowed down on the sprinkler project (It's done!!! :mrgreen: ) here are a few pics of Ochi grabbing on to me and other exploration!! :D
     
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    neptune Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    a few more..... :D
     
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    neptune Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    and finally Ochi's in his new den
     
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    NickA5582 Sepia elegans Registered

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    Nice shots Neptune, he's got a great looking eyespot! :D
     
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    neptune Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    tnx Nick!!! He likes to show it off thats for sure!!!! :D
     
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    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Great pix! :D

    When did you get him? I think The Agent is bigger. :|
     
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    neptune Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    Ochi was aquired on 2-13-04.

    Sometimes he looks much bigger like in one of the first photos, where he is near the glass.

    It is amazing to see them contstrict and expand their body mass. I am sure 8) looks bigger sometimes, after all they are brothers/sibs??

    If you want to have an inch off I am game :lol: :lol:
     
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    look who's making who jealous now :lol:

    Very cute octo Neptune!!! And seems not to get startled by your hand, at all ! :)
     
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    Is the tank a wall divider Neptune?
     
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    I can tell Ochi likes motor homes :heee:

    I guess you saw the pants too Colin?

    Ochi is looking so great, he looks like he's grown too! Lovely octo, envious joel :mrgreen:
     
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    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Great pictures!!! So glad to hear Ochi is doing so well! How big is he now?

    Carol
     
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    Nice looking octo,,,,,,Great pics!!!!!!!!
     
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    neptune Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    Tnx guys! :D

    The tank is positioned in between two rooms. It really is just a 55 on a stand, but with a few carefully placed plants viola, instant wall divider. (If thats what you were asking Colin)

    I would say Ochi has doubled in size since I got him. It hard to say what size he is because he always seems to expand and contract but over all - arm length is well beyond 3" and mantle of almost 2".
     
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    Settling a family fued

    Nancy,
    Great pictures, congratulations. Maybe you can settle a family fued. Your pictures show clearly to me that the head of the octopus is positioned in front of the eyes instead of behind the eyes? Two people in our house think the head is behind the eyes, two think the head is in front of the eyes. Who is right?
    Hannah
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Well actually, these are Neptune's great pics of his bimac Ochi.

    An octopus doesn't really have a "head" the way we usually think of it. Cephalopods: A World Guide shows the head as being around the eye area. The mantle is the body- the bulb like area behind the eyes. The beak (mouth) is underneath, where all the arms begin, on the same side as the suckers.

    Hope this helps,

    Nancy
     

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