Hi there, I’m a PhD student based in Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland. As part of my PhD I am investigating microwear on cephalopod beaks and radula. So this post is basically a request (some may say begging mission!) for any cephalopod buccal masses out there in need of a good home, with or without the rest of the body (which we could use for stomach content analysis especially for wild caught specimens of unknown diet). Cephalopods with known diets (i.e. those raised under lab conditions or in aquaria) would be especially appreciated, but I will be grateful for any samples. I know people can become attached their cephalopods, but the donation of these samples will hopefully further scientific knowledge. If you can assist (or know anyone who can) then arrangements are in place for a pack to be sent to you for the transport of your sample/s. All specimens in any condition, with or without collecting data, will be useful. Please can you pass on this request to others who could help. If you want any further information or can provide samples then please contact me. Many Thanks, Gill.