Well, after 3 weeks of playing with Reapers, hand feeding, and many stareing contests, I found out today that Reapers is a girl. *shakes head* Has anybody else had this happen to them? I will try again with the octo spawn. But Reapers was SOO active compared to my first octo Creepers. (also female, also laid eggs within a few days of getting her home.) I wonder if the egg laying could be in response. in part at least, to the stressors of capture, shipping, and relocation. It makes me sad. Next time, I think I will implore all you kind folks here to point me in the dirsction of getting a YOUNG octo. Oh well, Reapers has stopped eating, much like Creepers did. So I can't expect too much more out of the poor girl. But I will keep on trying. Allright, I just had to vent. Sorry all.