Truffles it is...

sideways

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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.
 

Nancy

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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
 

sideways

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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
 

sideways

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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.
 

neptune

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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
 

Nancy

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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
 

neptune

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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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