Octo Id needed

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  1. FPVigo (winter)

    FPVigo (winter) Blue Ring Registered

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    Hi all

    First of all Merry Xmas & Happy New Year to everybody.

    Now the question, a local LFS has founded an octo from Miami. Its labeled O Vulgaris but I'm not sure it is, looks to me like hummelincki or briareus. The first time I thought was o briareus, as you will see the color is mainly blue/light green, but I found a lack of webbing. Is quite small, about 3.5 in, 50% body and 50% tentacles.

    Here is a pic I could make this morning in the shop

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    I think that, depending its one or another, adult size may differ a lot. :confused: I need your expert eye for help
    Thanks everybody!
    Cheers
     
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    Looks like hummelincki to me:old:
     
  3. FPVigo (winter)

    FPVigo (winter) Blue Ring Registered

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    Thanks Cephman,
    I've been reviewing the posts here regarding hummels. Anyone can give advice about the max size it may reach?
    Thanks & kr
     
  4. Animal Mother

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    Very much an O. briareus. They don't show much webbing for the first couple months, then all of a sudden they look like an umbrella.
     
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    FPVigo (winter) Blue Ring Registered

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    Thanks man, I'm new with octos at home but also seemed to me more like O. briareus...
    I've reserved it, probably going for he/she this week after checking your opinion.

    how are the baby cuttles going on??
    Cheers!
     
  6. Animal Mother

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    They're going... :angel::banghead:
     
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    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    I think briareus as well.
     
  8. Cephman

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    After alot of comparing I have to say O.briareus.
     
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    That color shouts briareus and AM was my first thought to ask about the webbing on a juvenile but he beat me here. Definitely NOT hummelincki. When hummelincki show white it is slightly peach or stark bright white and not that lovely briareus green. The hummelincki only do it when in the open and badly startled, not tucked in a den. Additionally, the arms are far too thick for hummelincki. I wish I had a tank large enough for one as the briareus is one of my top choices. We may yet convert the reef tank but not for awhile.
     
  10. Animal Mother

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    :grin:

    That's a great find at 3.5 inches. Kalypso was about that size when I got him this past January. And a big plus is being a juvenile you can be sure it hasn't mated yet.
     
  11. FPVigo (winter)

    FPVigo (winter) Blue Ring Registered

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    Thank you very much for your help!!
    I finally got it, and have open a new post to not mess this area.
    BTW, amazing animal :sink:
     

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