wunderpus

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  1. TheFishTank

    TheFishTank Larval Mass Registered

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    I have a wunderpus! What should I do!
    Erin
     
  2. joel_ang

    joel_ang Architeuthis Registered

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    First off, :welcome: to TONMO.com!!

    How long have you had your wonderpus and how is it doing so far? A couple of pics would be nice :D
     
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    dawnchihuahua GPO Registered

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    Welcome, indeed! Good luck with your new friend! :bluering:
     
  4. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi and welcome to TONMO.com! :welcome:

    If you really have a wonderpus, you must know something about keeping an octopus already. So what questions are you asking?

    Nancy
     
  5. a rabid squid

    a rabid squid GPO Supporter

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    what?

    What in the heck is a wonderpus!?!? :confused: post pics
     
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    Unknown, unknown but presumed to be venomous (perhaps highly), and probably as escape prone as all of them !
    Well, now that you have it, be sure to keep detailed records of everything...feeding behaviour, socialization, etc...it may be one of the few chances most of us will ever have to be near one.
    greg
     
  8. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Hi erin,

    I am a strong advocate of asking questions before buying any animal and unfortunetly, a lot about we have to say about wunderpus and the similar looking species 'mimic' is not very positive.

    This is because so little is known about them, but what is known is that they tend to do very badly in captivity for the most part. And that they are normally always imported as adults with maybe only a few weeks to live.

    Please have a read at this article by Chris Shaw and Dr Caldwell on the subject...

    http://www.dal.ca/~ceph/TCP/mimic.html

    Also, i will be going back to delete the other thread as its the same question, its aves people replying twice or missing out info
    Cheers
    Colin
     
  9. TheFishTank

    TheFishTank Larval Mass Registered

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    Dr. Caldwell has already seen it.
    thanx for deleting the other thread, I meant to.
    Erin
     
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    And.....how is it doing??? any pics you can show us? be sure to write down everything !
    greg
     
  11. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Are you working with Roy?
     
  12. TheFishTank

    TheFishTank Larval Mass Registered

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    He frequents my store, The Octopus's Garden, here in Berkeley
     
  13. GPO87

    GPO87 Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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    HI there, and welcome. I have to admit, I didn't have a clue what a wonderpus was, but that is one of the most wonderful pus's I have ever seen. I wish I owned one! Whatever happens I wish you the best of luck with it!
     

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