Rorschach-O.Vulgaris

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  1. CaptFish

    CaptFish Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Ok so I jumped the gun a little, But I can't wait.

    Later today I will be meeting Tom, of www.Divertom.com (Tom's Caribbean), in some dark Miami parking for a cash/octopus deal. He usually meets with me between 5pm - 8pm....


    are we there yet....are we there yet....are we there yet... :madsci:
     
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    SabrinaR Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Registered

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    Yay! I understand the jumping the gun. I have done it a number of times. Good luck.
     
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    CaptFish Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Still waiting.....:smoke:
     
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    Still waiting.....:smile::smile::smile:
     
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    Make sure to taste test the goods before handin' over the dough.
    :roflmao:
     
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    CaptFish Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Dripping...it's a nice little one, he said he picked it special for me, but he prob. says that to everyone. lol

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    Nice looking fellow. So is he the shimmery blue we have come to expect cause I dont see it. :wink:

    I am so jealous that you can just meet with him to pick the octopus up.

    You Floridians get all the perks.
     
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    CaptFish Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Ok so it's in the tank. It left the bag with no prob and moved right to the rock. It then explored around and immediately ate one of Pen's uneaten shrimps.

    I have not seen the tell tale shimmer yet but judging from arm/mantle ratio it looks pretty briareus to me.
     
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    Lmecher Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Registered

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    Well, Tom never said that to me :sad:
    you must be special!
    Looks good, I will be keeping my :fingerscrossed: Any estimate on "noname's" size?
    I just ordered one, expecting it tomorrow. I can't wait, I have been octopus-less too long and the fixes here are no longer enough. OMG, I've turned into a junkie :roll:
     
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    CaptFish Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    ML is about an inch.

    Its in the rocks now i have not seen it since it grabbed the shrimp.
     
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    Lmecher Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Registered

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    Wow, great news, it's small, eating and hiding, yep, your one of Tom's favorites. Congratulations, I am very happy for you. Noname is beautiful, you got a real nice one. Next time I order one from him, would you put in a good word for me? :sly:
     
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    This is probably just wishful thinking but are you sure about the arm length? The eyes (and that may be a photo angle) look deeper set than O.briareus and he looks much chunkier. Compare him to el Diablo's first pictures and see what you think. I will be insanely jealous if my hunch holds any water.
     
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    Not even close to how jealous I will be. :sagrin:
    But still happy for you Dave. :grin:
     
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    I'm not sure yet, The tank was dark by the time I dropped it in there last night so in the drip bucket was the only time I saw it. I thought it had pretty long arms but they were all curled up so I cant make a good guess.

    It has denned up in the sunken ship that Pen dragged into the rock pile.
     
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    The second I saw him/her I thought of El Diablo. I spent many hours combing over that book looking at vulgaris photos because of that octopus :grin: and I am willing to bet money thats what you have there. While I am no expert by any means I have seen the shimmer blue coloring and while coloring isnt the best indicator no other species has it that I have seen. The texture of the skin also makes me thing vulgaris because while I have seen only my one O.briareus up close I have seen pictures of others and most O.briareus just dont seem to have that rich textured look.


    I could be wrong and will wait for more pics:wink:. Maybe this one is like Penn, minus the personality :lol:
     
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    CaptFish Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Well I saw it again just now. Light have been about about an hour and it was out hunting shrimp. i'm embarrassed to say I still cant tell what it is. The tank was dark so I have no idea on color. leg length is confusing me too. They seem too long for vulgaris and too short for briareus. I can also tell the little guy had a few amputations at a young age. I'm still leaning toward briareus but I cant make the call yet.
     
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    Well what ever he is I look forward to more pics and am glad hes doing well.
     
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    I still think he is not briareus
     
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    I looked at your video and photos (again, this time harder) it does look vulgarish to me. This one is very interesting, can't wait to see more :grin:
     

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