Octo in Bay Area needs home

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  1. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Hey Nancy,

    The link doesn't seem to work and I cant find the thread. Help!
     
  3. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Nevermind!

    note from Nancy -
    Righty found the thread on RC, and I corrected the link. It works now
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  4. Wygreph

    Wygreph Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    i wonder what species it is cause im just a hop skip and a jump from the bay area.
     
  5. erich orser

    erich orser Architeuthis Supporter Registered

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    Antelope Valley is just a "hop, skip and jump" from the Bay Area? You must have a faster car than I did when I lived out there!
     
  6. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    Ah, but Antelope isn't in Antelope Valley:

    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=...715787,-121.328888&spn=0.103134,0.398254&om=1

    Anyway, Wygreph's occupation is listed as pizza guy, so perhaps he's from the Hiro Protagonist school of pizza delivery...
     
  7. Nancy

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    Wygreph Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    if there is light trafic i can get to the bay area and back in no time, besides practicaly everyone on my father's side of the family lives there.
     
  9. stradjm

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    I have him!

    After a few back and forths with the guy from reefcentral, I went last night and picked him up. I live in Santa Cruz and the octopus was up near Oakland, so it's about a 75 min drive back to my house and I was worried he might ink, but he didn't.

    I acclimated him for about 45 min and then he deftly climbed out of the bag; haven't see him since. I have a bunch of hermit crabs in my tank so I know he won't go hungry, but I will have to see if they start disappearing.

    I've been cycling my 75 gallon setup for ages (I have a Magnum 350 and a Remora AquaC). It's nice to finally have a resident!

    I can't say much more at this point about whether he is really an Aculeatus. His coloration looked darker than most of the pictures online, but it's not clear to me how much variation there is among individuals in this species, or whether this is his typical color. His arms do look longer with respect to the mantle than many of the (e.g.) vulgaris I have seen, so maybe that is another clue.

    I'll post again when he starts spending some time outside the den and I can get some pictures.

    Jay
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    I'd been worrying about The Octopus Who Needs A Home, so I'm so glad you took him! Does he have a name yet? I'd like to add him to the List of Our Octopuses.

    Keep us posted!

    Nancy
     
  11. Fini

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    Congrats!
    It's good to hear someone got the dislocated friend. Was the guy in Oakland pretty reasonable about it? He didn't try to rob you at the last moment did he?

    Can't wait for the pics!
    Chris
     
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    I don't want to be morbid, but honestly I wanted to wait a few days to make sure he was doing OK before naming him. He seems to have been doing well before I got him (in a 12G nano!) and my water parameters are great so I am not too worried, but still.

    The guy was very friendly and reasonable. I paid him $20. I had offered more, but he said that was fine since I drove to get him on >$3/gallon gas :)
     
  13. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    I am glad you got him!
     
  14. tonmo

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    Very cool! Thanks Nancy for raising this issue here, and thanks stradjm for providing a home!
     
  15. stradjm

    stradjm Cuttlefish Registered

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    Moving to Journals

    My octopus has survived a whole day. I've seen him again now, so am happy to name him: Little Sucker.

    I'm going to start a new thread over in the Journals forum.
     
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    :welcome: LIttle Sucker:welcome:
     
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    Congrats on the new addition! :smile:
     
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    :welcome: Little Sucker, and congradulations on your new :baby:
     

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