The blob's eating binges have nothing on my new octo!

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  1. silverarm

    silverarm Blue Ring Registered

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    I can't believe how much this little thing is eating!

    The casualty list so far:
    2 small hermet crabs
    1 emerald crab
    1 large turbo snail
    at least 8 clams from octopets

    ...and she just got here tuesday!

    I was thrilled to actually get to watch her pounce on the emerald crab, I just wish I'd had a video camera with me.

    I think I'm about ready to name her. Of all the suggestions that I've had so far, Scylla and Cthylla are the most promising. The first is a creature from the Odyssey, the second is Cthulhu's daughter. Both would fit her rather well. :)
     
  2. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Glad to hear that she's eating so well! Little octos need to eat a lot and grow!

    Please let us know when you've decided on a name - then I'll update the List of Our Octopuses - she's listed as Squishy now!

    Nancy
     
  3. chrono_war01

    chrono_war01 Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Squishy! I like that name.
     
  4. erich orser

    erich orser Architeuthis Supporter Registered

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    Cthylla! It's so sweet and feminine! Of course, naming a pet after monsters from classical mythology is rather dignified, but I'd have to go with Cthylla. It's just adorable. Voracious, too.
     
  5. Mizu

    Mizu Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    NICE
    Mine was the same way. Maybe they are related. Megas ate everything in the tank in 48 hours flat
    9 hermit crabs
    2 emerald crabs
    6 Clams (i still though that 3 a day was enough HA)

    Eating IMHO is a good sign.
    shows that the will to live is still there.
    i get worries when 10 hours or more goes by and Megas is not out begging for food.

    Grats on what seems to be a healthy eating machine
     
  6. chrono_war01

    chrono_war01 Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Glad to here that he's eating.
    :grin:
     
  7. Scouse

    Scouse Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    brilliant!!

    forgive my ignorance but whats the mantle size an approx arm span on both your octos??

    cheers
     
  8. silverarm

    silverarm Blue Ring Registered

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    Currently, Cthylla's mantle size is about 1.5 to 2 inches. I haven't really seen her stretch out fully yet, but I'd guess about 6 inch arm span.
     
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    Mizu Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Megas is about 2.5 inch mantle
    and stretched up he would be a good foot across
     
  10. Scouse

    Scouse Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    cool cheers for that!

    are they both bimacs?

    Gotta say its always good to hear the stories cant wait until mine!
     

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