I have mentioned a few things about how I view octopus acclimation but timing has been gut feel without recorded dates. I've kept enough animals now that I feel the need to try to be more specific. The timings I would like to start keeping are guestimated as follows: Acclimation time to feel comfortable the animal will not die from the transport or other stresses: 2 weeks Acclimation time to accepting the tank environment: 1 month. The first has obvious criteria. The second is harder to quantify. My gut feel is that animal actions and reactions during the first two week are unrelated to what will follow and that only after a month behavior patterns start to emerge. One of the qualifying behaviors where group feed back might be helpful is noting the point the animal is waiting to be fed on a schedule. The goal is to note the behavior in the animal's journal and if it becomes consistent (every feeding time for a week), add the timing to the poll. Because I feel the first two weeks are exceptions to the rule, I would like to exclude that period but feel free to make notes if you see something that negates this thinking.