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

silverarm

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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. :)
 

Nancy

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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
 

erich orser

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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.
 

Mizu

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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
 

Scouse

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brilliant!!

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

cheers
 

silverarm

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Scouse said:
brilliant!!

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

cheers
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.
 

Scouse

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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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