Another Question! (I am just on FIRE! :P)

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  1. Trent1

    Trent1 Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Regarding the post on the Multiphasic Memory capacities of O. Vulgaris.

    Has anyone got any links, or tips on finding peer-reviewed scientific papers on various aspects of Cephalopods?

    Informed opinions and re-iterations of papers already seen are very welcome - But to see, and interpret the work in its 'raw' form for myself is more my thing!

    Just like the guy over at Cephlove said - These things aren't obvious to the public at large.

    Plus, Octopuses and Humans share a (relatively) common feature - We're both the 'most advanced' example of our respective twin-branched evolutionary linegaes. Vertebrate and Non-Vertebrate. That's GOT to be an interesting data yield!

    And I'm not fazed by mathematics or bio-chemical information - So the most complex stuff you know of, lemme know! :grin:
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    You might want to pickup a copy of Hanlon and Messenger's Cephalopod Behaviour. There are a couple of other books recently published but I will never own them at the prices they command, The Brains and Lives of Cephalopods by John Zachary is the first that comes to mind.
     
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    Neogonodactylus Haliphron Atlanticus Staff Member Moderator

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    Major assumption that I have to question! I'll argue for Odontodactylus scyllarus over Octopus bocki any day.

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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    :grin:I guess I will have to keep a couple of different Mantis as the two stomotapods I have had Odontodactylus havanensis and Neogonodactylus oerstedii have been interesting but not as receptive to interaction as even my mercs. They have lived twice as long but either I am doing something wrong or these two species don't exhibit the kind of social advance you swear by.
     
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    Trent1 Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Precisely what I mean! :P

    This is the kind of thing that, had I not directly asked or triggered that response from you - I would never have considered!

    I was afraid of that! I was thinking more theoretical works that hadn't been validated yet, and were cheaper or free because of it.

    Once the theory becomes an accepted work - It's big bucks!

    Contrary to my initial post, I have since found some articles on cephalopod behavior which are in-depth - Only they get a little shaky when it comes to the science backing them up! :(
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    The Hanlon and Messenger book can be found reasonably (more or less since I do own a copy) priced and would likely expose you to a lot of things to think about and incorporate.
     
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    Trent1 Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Thanks! :grin:

    It's kinda funny. I haven't got a living Octopus in a tank. And I'm not altogether certain that I'd like to hold a real Octopus either.

    They're slimy! :shock:

    So why do I like the little blighters? :razz:

    Well, as the image in my signature sometimes shows - I have a soft 'cuddly' Octopus bear!

    I found it when I was 21 and have been fascinated by them ever since!

    In fact, here's a photo of me hand-washing my idiosyncratically loveable little fabric friend...

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    Mostly only if they are dead (there are some that are slimy live but not the ones we keep at home).
     
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    Oh gosh, mantis shrimp are fun. Elaborate?
     

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