SILAS!

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  1. softmick

    softmick Cuttlefish Registered

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    I have at this moment a certain degree of trepidation to the size that these photos will be when uploaded!

    If they are to big I apologise in advance!!!

    However...

    ...meet Silas! :tongue:
     

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    softmick Cuttlefish Registered

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    more of.....

    Silas...
     

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    softmick Cuttlefish Registered

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    ...and even more....

    ...of Silas...
     

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    softmick Cuttlefish Registered

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    ..and you guessed it...

    ...even more...

    If anyone has any ID's please let me know!!!

    I do not want to clog up our new server by posting this thread everywhere!! (Although as a new father nothing would make me prouder!!!:smile: )
     

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    softmick Cuttlefish Registered

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    Size

    Firstly my apologies to Nancy....

    Silas is around 2.5" in the body, (Eyes to tip of nose) and around 9" in the leg at full stretch!

    I will try to take some photos with a ruler!!!:smile:
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    The photos are perfect and so is your octo. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing! Very very cool.
     
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    Boy is Silas cute!!! :grin:
     
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    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    He's absolutely beautiful! I love the little spikes above his eyes. Seems as curious about you as you are about him! Best of luck with him!!!

    Carol
     
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    Silas is gorgeous, I think I'm in :heart:
     
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    Cool octopus! :smile:
     
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    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    :welcome: to the octopus and accolades to the photographer!
     
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    sorseress Colossal Squid Supporter

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    He's fabulous! A few more pics like those and I might actually start contemplating the possibilities.
     
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    William Tyson Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    very nice
     
  14. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Hi Softmick

    Very nice pictures and nice looking octopus, thanks for sharing!!!

    Don't think it is a vulgaris though.

    What shop did you get the octo from and any idea which wholesaler they use? That can go a long way in determining which species it is. I live in the UK too and have a fairly good idea of who gets in what. Getting a bimac or vulgaris is never easy here :cry:

    Looks like a horridus complex octopus, perhaps aculeatus or similar species.

    The more pics the better, keep them coming
    Cheers
    Colin
     
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    I acquired him from Wilmslow Pets and Aquatics near manchester airport and was told that he was ordered through KKC.

    As for "horridus complex octopus", is that as bad as it sounds???
     
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    Nice Octo
     
  17. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Oh, no, there's nothing horrid about Silas!

    The Octopus horridus species complex is a group (more than 10 species) of small octopuses found in tropical waters of Indian and central and western Pacific Oceans. These species have long arms with the front arms being the shortest.

    Members of the horridus species complex are capable of severing an arm to use as a decoy for preditors - the arm continues writhing.

    If Silas is O. aculeatus, then he's probably an adult.

    You might want to search on TONMO.com and else where aculeatus - it's a very interesting octopus.

    Nancy
     

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