OCTOPUS CHIERCHIAE Zebra Octopus

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  1. Arakkis

    Arakkis Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    I see some Octopus chierchiae available in Bali. I may have two extra depending on how well they ship. Anyone interested? I'd like to deal with someone in the SF bay area or clost to here so there is little stress from transport.
    They are very expensive but well worth it
    $240 ea obo
     
  2. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Octopus chierchiae do not occur in Bali. If you post a picture of the animals you have, we may be able to id it for you.
     
  3. Neogonodactylus

    Neogonodactylus Haliphron Atlanticus Staff Member Moderator

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    Zebras from Bali afe usually Wunderpus and occasionally Mimics. Like Thales said, we should be able to nail down an ID with a photo or two.

    ROy
     
  4. neurobadger

    neurobadger Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Probably a Wunderpus, if they're claiming chierchiae.

    Arakkis, policy on TONMO is that we discourage ownership of these species as their numbers are unknown and we do not know the effect collection has on their populations.
     
  5. Arakkis

    Arakkis Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    I never said they were caught in Bali, just said I saw them on a list a took a stab at it. I won't know what i get till I get them from F&G.
     
  6. Arakkis

    Arakkis Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    uhh btw neurobadger, the animals are comming from Bali, if they are from South Americia.. I think due to the fact they are on the wrong side of the world, it's safe to say he ain't making it back one way or another. I'm pretty sure they got it as an accident to begin with.
     
  7. skywindsurfer

    skywindsurfer Architeuthis Registered

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    Accidental or not, I highly doubt they have a true O. Chierchiae as they seem to be extremely rare. I would find it even more unlikely that someone in Bali would be able to get them so easily when a few of TONMO's staff members had tried very hard to get a large enough group to have a sustainable breeding group. If they do come in and truely are what they say they are I would highly recommend giving them to a scientific institute that know how to properly handle them and maybe be able to do something scientifically benifical with them. I have seen a few websites lable their octopus as O. Chieriae, but they are always mis-ID'd wunderpus or mimics. Good luck. I hope you post some really nice pics/vids of them when you get them.
     
  8. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    :grin:

    I am pretty sure its a mis id. Not only does stuff generally not ship to Bali (just from), but this particular mis id has become popular over the last few years. All of the 'zebras' and sometimes being lumped in as whatever scientific name comes up first.

    If it is an O.c, or if anyone gets their hands on O.c please contact me or Roy! :grin:
     
  9. skywindsurfer

    skywindsurfer Architeuthis Registered

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    I once saw a website lable (if my memory is correct) a mimc as Octopus Vulgaris Mimic. So I would always be cautious when ordering an animal online.
     

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