senescence already!!!???

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  1. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Well i fear my worst case scenario is coming true... seems like my newly aquired octo was an adult and i think it is already displaying signs of senescence. I had came to this conclusion only a few days after i got it but now 2 weeks later seems to be the case.

    This means that the classic signs of uncoordinated activity, 'friendlyness', pale colour and lack of appetite are quite apparant... makes its eyes look a lot bigger too.

    Such a shame as it was a nice octopus but my initial guess of a a member of the horridus complex seems to be right. (O. aculeatus?)

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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    That's really too bad - sorry to hear this news, especially since it was such a nice octopus. Sometimes they don't last very long.

    But, try again (which I'm sure you will).

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    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Hey Colin!!!

    That's a shame! He was really amazing looking! Have you scoped out your next yet?

    I remember that look. Used to really tear me up. I dread the day when Hermin gets to that point! I've been really lucky!!!


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  4. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Hi Carol

    oh yeah, you better belive it!!! LOL

    Actually importing my own this time, eventually managed to get the boss onside and he's going to import a couple for me next week... just yesterday i was telling Nancy i'd wait for a while before i got more too! :P

    Okay, so what have I ordered??????? Well, they called them vulgaris, but as we all know, chances are something completely different.....

    Obviously I'll let you all know on Tuedsay what happens.....

    Cheers
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    So Colin, do you think I believed for a moment that you'd really go octopus-less for a while?!

    Glad to hear that more are on the way. Wonder what kind they'll turn out to be?

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