Octo - O. hummelincki

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Hi, he is doing well. Here are some pics of his coloration changes(think he is mad) lol not sure why? He is extremely but at the same time he can be shy maybe because he is a juvenile? Any thoughts? Thanks
 

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We do see that "skunk stripe" along with the "cone head" in most species but I am not sure of its meaning or if the meaning is the same in all animals. For this species, if it is going to threaten or try to be menacing, you will see the false eyespots brightly displayed with iridescent blue and bright yellow. Somewhat sadly, you won't see it often. Sad because it is quite striking but not seeing it shows better adjustment.

The first picture gives a nice view of the third arm to the right (clockwise as you orient your eye with the animal's) and there appears to be a definite curl so I highly suspect your little guy, like ET, is a male.
 

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Hi everyone, octo is doing well. Here are some pics. Just curious what is lowest water temp an Hummelincki can be comfortable in Thanks
 

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I use 72 as the lowest temp range but that is guesswork and not experimentation.

Have you named it yet? With your permission,I would like to move this thread to journals in hopes that you will continue share your adventure.
 

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