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dale
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Location: Abbotsford Canada

PostPosted: 2006.09.28(Thu)14:34    Post subject: Blue ringed octopus Reply with quote

Hey, guess what I saw last night... how'd you guess???
I was helping a wholesaler with a marine shipment and they threw in a blue ringed octopus by mistake. Oops. Good thing the wholesaler saw it before we cut the bag open.
Just for kicks we took turns touching it. I haven't heard back from my Friend yet but I'm doing fi..................................... .
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PostPosted: 2006.09.28(Thu)14:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL...what a great find and totally inappropriate to have. I confess I would love to have the ultimate hunter in a tank big enough to house one.
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PostPosted: 2006.09.28(Thu)15:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Razz
They are cool. I had this cartoon picture in my head of you daring death.
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dale
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PostPosted: 2006.09.28(Thu)15:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

always a good reason not to mix binge drinking and fishkeeping Wink

There was some discussion as to destroy it outright or not but in the end its coolness factor won out. Will someone not live to regret it? I have kids so I would never risk such a species.

Hi Osprey, I've spent many an afternoon boldering at Okotoks rock in my youth Smile
back when I looked like this


I don't look like that anymore though Crying or Very sad
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Osprey
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PostPosted: 2006.09.28(Thu)15:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

They've actually had to do restorative work on the rock recently. I think bouldering on it is illegal now... too much damage done by the climbers. All things must come to an end one day. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: 2006.09.28(Thu)17:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
LOL...what a great find and totally inappropriate to have. I confess I would love to have the ultimate hunter in a tank big enough to house one.


you don't have room for a 20g tank? very nice occies but forget about putting your hands in the tank! you getting bitten and you stop breathing. can't 100% remember but I think if some one does CPR on you continueously you'll be fine.

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dale
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PostPosted: 2006.09.28(Thu)21:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damage done by climbers??? Usually you hose the blood and bits off and all's fine Wink

To quote Charlton Heston: "Damn them, damn them all to hell!!!!!" end quote
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PostPosted: 2006.09.28(Thu)23:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

sirreal63 wrote:
I confess I would love to have the ultimate hunter in a tank big enough to house one.


Ultimate hunter eh? Twisted Evil

http://www.reefcentral.com/vid/bluering/bluering_content.html
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PostPosted: 2006.09.29(Fri)6:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andrew...I don't have room for any other tanks at the moment, and I still like to watch them move and hunt but keeping any octo is the ultimate in predator tanks.


Cool mantis video, several of our local reefers have dedicated manits tanks set up, our mascot for our club is a manits. Cool
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FloridaBoy
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PostPosted: 2006.09.29(Fri)6:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey no fair, look at the size difference...
Drop that mantis in a tank with a full grown octopus and watch what happens! Laughing

Now... the ultimate hunter meets the ultimate PREDATOR:
"It was sweeter than lobster."
http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2003/Feb/14/ln/ln01a.html
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