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  1. Bob the kracken

    Bob the kracken Wonderpus Registered

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    how can you tell a male and female bimac apart? i want to know so I can think up a proper namen when i get mine
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    You can't easily tell them apart. It's too difficult, they're too much alike and won't hold still. So, do what we all do, just choose a name and choose a sex. You can have a look at what people have named their octopuses in the List of Our Octopuses thread at the top of Journals and Photos.

    Nancy
     
  3. Bob the kracken

    Bob the kracken Wonderpus Registered

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    I guess if you can't tell the genders apart then a name doesn't matter does it
     
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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    :grin:

    What Nancy said. Oh - and you mean sex, not gender.
     
  5. Bob the kracken

    Bob the kracken Wonderpus Registered

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    is there a difference?
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Bob,
    I had to look that one up too and found this on Wikipedia:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender

    "Although gender is often used interchangably with sex, today many do not think that sex and gender are the same thing. "

    So much for connotation and denotation.

    My octo is named Trapper after the occupation of the person who caught it. She is at the end of her brooding cycle (and life unfortunately) but we did not change her name when the discovery of her actual SEX was established :razz:
     
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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Gender is the role that is assigned by society, while sex is the biological actuality. Transvestites are generally of the male sex while their gender is female.

    :grin:
     
  8. Bob the kracken

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    :shock: .... disturbing
     
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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    :roll:
     
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    so wait are they like anything they want to be like frogs how they can change there sex so they can reproduce A-sexually?
     
  13. Bob the kracken

    Bob the kracken Wonderpus Registered

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    no they just masquerade as females then have ambush sex with the real females
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Here we go with that membership thing, again, but at least the first page has quite a bit of content.

    G*S the article cuttlegirl mentions is only the first page of a study but gives the answers to your question in decent detail.
     
  15. Tintenfisch

    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    See the answer on this thread where you ask the same question.
     
  16. Bob the kracken

    Bob the kracken Wonderpus Registered

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    :hmm: whadoyou mean by that
     
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    i wish i new what mine was i named him a boy name but when he goes id like to have his off spring you know
     
  18. Bob the kracken

    Bob the kracken Wonderpus Registered

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    there were a lot of run on sentances in that post.

    sorry about the correction. My mom's an English teacher, and i think it's hereditary:sad:
     

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