Disposing of dead octopuses

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  1. b25oshea

    b25oshea Blue Ring Registered

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    I know it's a bit early to be considering this, but I wanted how the carcasses of dead octopuses have ben dealt with. Flushed down the toilet? Buried?

    Michael O'Shea
     
  2. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Michael,
    I guess others will have to reply to this, too, but I know at least some owners have buried their octopuses. Hopefully this won't be a problem for some time!

    Nancy
     
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    sideways Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Whew...I thought someone's octopus died.
     
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    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Hermin is still awaiting burial in my freezer. He is going in the garden.

    Carol
     
  5. cephjedi

    cephjedi GPO Registered

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    Yeah, this is creepy...

    I have a lot of my passed-on cephalopod pets still in the freezer- three cuttlefish and over a dozen octopuses. If something did not die of senesence, it was immortalized in the afterlife in my morgue- awaiting pathology until the time as I'm able to undertake it.

    For the record, I did cook and eat a large vulgaris I kept. It died of senesence. In ancient times eating your dead was considered the highest form of honor. :roll:

    Cheers, Jimbo
     
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    Have nto yet buried a octo yet, but I have kept fish to large for flushing. They are now in my back yard.
    Im pretty sure that this is still practiced in some countries today. That was how the first cases of "mad cow disease" were found in humans. It has somthing to do with eating certain parts of the brain.
     

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