RIP Einy

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  1. Animal Mother

    Animal Mother Architeuthis Supporter

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    I was waiting on a shipment of crabs so I got a dozen ghost shrimp yesterday afternoon, and last night saw him just hanging out, between some rocks, rubbing his arms around in a peculiar motion. He showed no interest in the shrimp running around him.
    I noticed his mantle was very pale, his breathing seemed labored, and his arms curled tightly when still. I had a feeling it was his time.

    Well, when I woke up this morning I turned Einy's red light on and there he was, laying upside down in the front of his home, motionless. :cry:

    Now he resides in a small specimen jar of formaldihyde.

    Next week I would have had him for 4 whole months. I assume he lived his life expectancy of 6-8 months.
     
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    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    :sad: :angelpus: RIP Einy - thanks so much for sharing him with us.
     
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    :angelpus: So sorry to hear about Einy. It's never easy no matter how long they're with us. I still have my first Octo (bimac) from years ago in a specimen jar that I just refound last week at my mothers house. As much as it hurts to lose our little buddies, I find that my Octo tank isn't empty for too long....


    R.I.P. Einy
     
  4. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    RIP Einey:angelpus:

    I saw little Einey in the LFS before you bought him, so this one's special for me. Sorry for your loss.

    Nancy
     
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    :sad: :angelpus:
     
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    RIP Einey :angelpus: :sad:
     
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    :cry: :angelpus:

    J
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    I sent a note thanking you for sharing Einey's adventures in April's thread before I saw this one. Einey's journal is something I have enjoyed following. I will miss your critter too.
     
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    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    RIP Einey....Somehow I missed this....I feel the same...While I'm sad when one passes, I want another to continue to experience these unique and amazing creatures....
     
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    Animal Mother, sorry to hear this. Thanks for sharing Einy so diligently with us. We hope you'll get another one soon.
     

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