6-Legged Hexapus in the News

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Interesting.

On Cephbase I'm sure I remember reading about several O. briareus that were born with more or less than 8 arms, captions under photographs.
 

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Interesting...and I like the bit about it being caught inside a lobster pot. Henry's nothing if not ambitious.

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Clem,
It is my guess that the little guys go into the crab and lobster traps for the bait rather than the catch. Trapper (my original Merc) was caught in a stone crab trap and I remember Nancy posting a note about a biologist that fed octos chicken necks. Just an anicdotal theory of course.
 

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one of my first octos was a briareus - she was a pentapus ;)
 

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I think the majority of the octopuses Ive kept were missing an arm or two. But they were obviously lost from an injury.
 

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Here's the pics I was talking about.


10 armed briareus

birth defect 2 tips on one arm
 

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Another good subject for our post-docs. Maybe it could be combined with nutrition :sagrin:. I remember Kat posting some kind of birth defects in the squid she was collecting for her thesis.
 

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Did anyone else think about that Ray Harryhausen movie where the six legged octo attacks SF when they saw this?
 

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