Truffles it is...

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  1. sideways

    sideways Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Truffles it seems, will be the name of our new bimac. Named after my girlfriends favorite little chocolate that she also recieved on Valentines Day. Sorry no pics yet, must get girlfriend to bring home digital camera from work tomorrow. It's weird how they explore the tank completely at first and once they are satisfied they go into hiding. We just see little arms wiggling out from under the rocks and puffs of sand shoot out as Truffles performs house keeping. T's popped out a couple times to say hi, but doesn't stay for long.
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    I like it! :thumbsup:
     
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    neptune Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    Great name, and glad it all went over sp well. Congrats once again to you guys and Truffles.
     
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    I try not to name any creature after something that makes me salivate upon hearing it. Mmmmmm .... truffles.

    Richard
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Truffles is a fine name! A Valentine octopus :)

    Sounds like T. is doing quite well and is making himself comfortable. Looking forward to the pics!

    Nancy
     
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    Mmmmm chocolate flavoured Crisco....

    'Tis is a good name.
     
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    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Nice name. Mmmmm...

    Get some good pix for us please! :D
     
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    ha ha, excellent!! thats quite appropriate!!!

    sounds like he's makin himself a little sofa under them rocks !! :lol:
     
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    I like it!!! Now I don't feel so bad!!! Jess named Lil Pumpkin and obviously Halloween was on her mind!!!

    Carol
     
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    Getting the digital camera is the easy part. The work will be getting Mr. T to come out of his tunnels long enough for some pics.
     
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    John have you seen the pics I nave already gotten of Ochi?

    He thinks he is a star. :lol:

    Anynews yet from Jim?
     
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    Yes I saw your pics, they only took me about 4 hours to load :bonk: not really. I wish truffles would like to be a model, maybe he'll get his nerve up by tomorrow. I have yet to hear from Jim...I'm telling you, he won't have anything to do with me now that he's got my money. :P
     
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    I hope it is not that way. Sorry about the long load time playing with new toy. :oops:
     
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    How is Mr. T doing? :D
     
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    Just fine, still very shy. We just see bits and pieces of him during the day. Last night about 5 minutes after we cut the lights off, I cut the bedroom light back on and he was out playing on the front glass. He let us sit there and watch him for a few minutes and then we left him alone. When is he going to learn that he's supposed to be a diurnal octopus? I think the 6 or 7 little crabs in the tank have all disapeared.
     
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    Ochi likes the dark too. He plays almost all night. Thought it was just him, or the time change since I live on the east coast, and he came from the west. But with what you are saying I guess not.
    Glad to hear Mr. T is eating!!!!

    When Ochi first came to me and he came out only at night I would play with him, as long as I could, and he is now starting to change some of his schedule. Maybe it will work that way for you too. But I agree I thought they were diurnal. :shock: :D
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    I have a wonderful resource now - very detailed notes on Ollie, from day to day. So, I'm able to report that when Ollie was newly arrived, she had periods where she was active all night, but she did come around to being day active. So I think this is normal and must be just because they're so young and in a new environment.

    Nancy
     
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    Thanks Nancy, that gives me a great idea. I think I'll get a Truffles Journal and write down whenever he does something important.
     
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    Nancy thanks so much. wow i love this site!!

    I want to start a thread on their colors, and the emotions behind them. I know their are general thoughts, but there seems to be more to it. Did you explore that with Ollie??
     
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    Maybe they tend to come out at night when they're young so that they can avoid some predators? I guess the larger ones can defend themselves, hence the change?
     

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